Spoiler alert: a certain iconic landmark may not make it to the end of the upcoming action sequel London Has Fallen intact.

The first poster for the Olympus Has Fallen sequel shows the face of iconic London landmark Big Ben blown to smithereens, presumably in some sort of dastardly terrorist attack to destroy the London tourism industry.

Kidding aside, Gerard Butler returns in the John McClane-esque role of Mike Banning, head of the President’s Secret Service, alongside Aaron Eckhart as the President himself and Morgan Freeman as the Vice President. Here’s the plot synopsis from IMDB:

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and an English MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it.

Check out the ridiculous, explosive poster below:


Joining Butler, Eckhart and Freeman are the likes of Charlotte Riley, Jackie Earle Haley, Radha Mitchell, Melissa Leo and Robert Forster. Babak Najafi (Easy Money II) takes over directing duties from Antoine Fuqua.

London Has Fallen hits UK cinemas on October 2nd this year.

Source: Focus Features