Unfortunately for Thursday and Friday, this week just peaked.
What more can I add than what you read in the headline? There is going to be a third …Has Fallen movie, this one called Angel Has Fallen, which is the best goddamn title I’ve ever heard. This thing is already well on the right track.
Gerard Butler will come back as perhaps the most gleefully violent action hero since the ‘80s Mike Banning. This time, the bad guys are after him specifically and it appears their target for getting him is Air Force Once, nicknamed Angel.
If you’ve been out of the loop, this would be a good time to remind you that while not as good as Olympus, London Has Fallen wasn’t some lazy, no-good sequel either (like, say, the new Jack Reacher). It knew what kind of movie it was and even supplied a new kill move for Banning - the super slow stab! - while also giving us an exemplary one-shot shootout that already feels woefully forgotten and underrated.
Hopefully they can do it again. There’s no word yet on who will direct this thing. I doubt we’ll be so lucky for an Antione Fuqua return, but the sequel did okay without him, and I have faith this one will too.