AceShowbiz - The first still from "London Has Fallen" has arrived online. Featured in the new issue of Empire, the image gives a sneak peak at %cGerard Butler%'s character Mike Banning kicking ass in the sequel of "Olympus Has Fallen".
The sequence, shot in the same Charing Cross location used in "Skyfall", sees Mike holding a rifle with a terrorist lying down in front of him in a rubble-strewn underground station. Mike wore a black suit with a white shirt and black tie. Another agent in black suit can be seen approaching Mike from behind.
Gerard tells the magazine, "It's a fun franchise. You get to do a lot of really badass action, but it's got its tongue firmly in its cheek."
Gerard and other original cast members like %cAaron Eckhart%, %cMorgan Freeman%, %cAngela Bassett%, %cRobert Forster%, %cMelissa Leo%, %cRadha Mitchell% and %cSean O'Bryan% will be back in the sequel in their respective roles. %cCharlotte Riley% will join the cast as a British MI6 agent. Directed by Babak Najafi, the movie will be released in the U.S. on January 22, 2016.