The trailer that dropped Thursday shows Butler’s character and his boss in immediate peril. A drone attack on a fishing trip nearly gets the president (Morgan Freeman) killed and gets Banning in deep as a suspect. He turns to his old coot of a pop (Nick Nolte) for help and has a message for his adversaries: “Don’t worry about finding me. I’ll find you.”
The franchise has served up popcorn action to a loyal audience. Butler’s 2013 outing “Olympus Has Fallen” grossed more than $170 million globally on a reported $70 million budget. The 2016 sequel “London Has Fallen” had a reported budget of $60 million and took in $205.7 million.
Watch the trailer above for “Angel Has Fallen,” scheduled for an Aug. 23 release.