I am a huge Gerard Butler fan. Honestly, I always watch a movie that has him in it, and I really love his action movies. However, they often go under the radar and people don’t talk about Butler’s work enough.
Yes, people love to quote his iconic line from 300: “This is Sparta!”, and that line is incredible, but he’s done some really brilliant action movies aside from the Zack Snyder-directed epic film.
I’m talking of movies such as Gamer, Law Abiding Citizen, Olympus Has Fallen, Geostorm (who could forget that movie!?), London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen, Copshop (one of his best), and most recently, Plane.
Maybe I’m a bit biased, but I just love Butler, and I think he’s a severely underrated action movie star. I also genuinely believe that he’s been doing some of his best work in the past few years. Copshop and Plane are two of his very best movies.
If you haven’t watched them yet, I highly recommend you check them out. You can also check out our interview with the writer of Copshop on our YouTube channel.
One of Gerard Butler’s best-ever action movies is getting a sequel
So, it’s been revealed that Plane is going to be getting a sequel. This news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter. In their report, the outlet reveals that the movie will be called Shop and will follow Mik Colter’s character from the first movie.
The interesting thing is they don’t say whether Gerard Butler’s character from the first movie will be in this sequel. However, given how Plane ends, it’s not clear whether his character will return for the sequel. That said, I do wonder whether Butler might be involved in the project as a producer.
He produced the first movie and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him want to produce the sequel also. This upcoming sequel will take place on a cargo ship, hence the title.
Mike Colter is most well-known for his performance as Luke Cage in the Netflix Marvel Studios series, which ended up being cancelled along with all the other Marvel/Netflix shows. It’s still not certain whether he’ll ever get to play the role in the MCU again. We’re going to have to wait and see about that.
In the movie Plane, Colter plays a former French Legionnaire turned accused murderer called Louis Gaspare. The film ended up being praised by the critics for its high-stakes action and well-paced story, as well as the leading performances, which elevate the material beyond a standard action film.
Have you watched Plane yet?
Honestly, I’ve watched all of Butler’s action movies, and I think he delivers his best performance ever in this movie, and that’s saying something given how much I admire the actor and his performances.
Butler plays Brodie Torrance in the movie, a former Royal Air Force pilot. In the movie, Torrance navigates a commercial plane throughout the South Pacific. After suffering damage in a storm, Torrance is forced to land the aircraft on a remote island off the coast of the Philippines, which is home to a rebel alliance of militant natives.
Torrance is forced to find a way to lead the passengers to safety as the government is unwilling to send reinforcements into the highly dangerous area. Whilst on the island, Colter’s Louis Gaspare becomes an invaluable asset in assisting the captain, fighting their way through the rebel camps as a team.
Eventually, Gaspare chooses to stay behind on the island to suppress rebel forces as Torrance pilots the flight back into the skies with the passengers on board.
Though Gerard Butler is not set to lead in the Plane sequel, rumours have already begun to surface that he may have a cameo appearance in the film due to his excellent chemistry with Mike Colter.
What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to watching Plane’s sequel, Ship? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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