Night Has Fallen marks the fourth movie in the Has Fallen series, so when will it release and what will the story be? Here’s what we expect next.
The sequel Night Has Fallen is set to be Olympus Has Fallen 4, so when will it release and what will the storyline be? In 2013, Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen kicked off the franchise, and new movies have since been released every three years. Scottish actor Gerard Butler reprises his lead role in both London Has Fallen and Angel Has Fallen, and he’s been confirmed for future sequels as well.
In the Has Fallen movies, Butler stars as Mike Banning; a Secret Service agent who becomes the focus of a political conspiracy. The first time around, he battles North Korean baddies who target the nation’s capital in Washington D.C. Next, Banning protects global leaders from Pakistani terrorists at a London funeral. In the third franchise movie, Banning reunites with his father after being wrongfully accused of plotting the U.S. president’s assassination. The legendary Morgan Freeman co-stars alongside Butler in each film as politician Allan Trumbull.
All of the Has Fallen movies have been box office hits, primarily due to the popcorn thrills entertainment and Butler’s on-screen machismo. The actor has established himself as a viable action star over the years, beginning with memorable roles in Dracula 2000, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, Beowulf & Grendel, and 300. Now, at age 50, Butler is still perfectly capable of leading a high-profile Hollywood blockbuster action film, albeit somewhat differently than a fellow 50-plus action star like Tom Cruise.
Night Has Fallen Updates
Per a Deadline news article in November 2019, Angel Has Fallen producer Alan Siegel revealed plans to expand the franchise with no less than three more sequels and several TV spinoffs in different countries. The idea is to introduce new characters who would reappear in future movies. This would follow in the footsteps of shared cinematic universes like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series tying up with the MCU blockbusters, and the DC Extended Universe, which has expanded The Suicide Squad to the long-form format of HBO Max’s Peacemaker.
Night Has Fallen Release Date Info
Unfortunately, plans for sequels and spinoffs have been few and far between. Considering the little information known so far about Night Has Fallen, the direct sequel to Angel Has Fallen would likely break the three-year release tradition of its predecessors. The delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic also bring possible delays, likely landing the movie a 2023 release date at the earliest, if it’s made.
Night Has Fallen Story Details
An official synopsis hasn’t been released for Night Has Fallen. Based on the events of Angel Has Fallen, Mike Banning would likely face new challenges as the Director of the Secret Service. Meanwhile, he would also have a unique domestic life, at least if his father Clay continues to live at the family home. Allan Trumbull would likely return more prepared than ever, and Banning would feel a greater responsibility in his new position when working alongside him.
Night Has Fallen Returning Cast
In 2020, Variety reported Millennium Media’s latest updates of the fourth Has Fallen installment, which has been dubbed Night Has Fallen. As of January 2021, the only cast member of the previous three Has Fallen movies that has been confirmed is Gerard Butler, although Robert Kamen and Ric Roman Waugh have also been confirmed to return as writers, with Waugh set to direct the film as well. Morgan Freeman will likely return as Allan Trumbull – the President of the United States who survives an assassination attempt in the third film, and subsequently promotes Banning. Expect the Night Has Fallen narrative to shift outside the United States.
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