Angel Has Fallen will continue to prove that Gerard Butler’s Secret Service agent, Mike Banning, officially has the worst luck ever when it comes to his security details. Seriously, how many calamities can one bodyguard stop?
Interestingly, the film franchise launched with 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, would fall short in its sequel, 2016’s London Has Fallen, (critically at least – it still did a fair amount of cash at the box office). However, like its protagonist, Banning, the franchise keeps kicking, still bearing the “Fallen” branding. The threequel will see another director turnover, this time placed in the hands of Ric Roman Waugh.
The trailer for Angel Has Fallen, showcased its twist, putting dutiful Secret Service man Mike Banning in the position of a fugitive, accused of orchestrating an assassination attempt on President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman).
He’ll need some help along the way, notably from a grizzled-looking loner of a mystery character, played by Nick Nolte.
Angel Has Fallen will arrive at theaters on August 23.