The Great Muppet Caper

Shanghai Knights and Big Ben

We heard way back in October 2013 that an Olympus Has Fallen sequel was going to be called London Has Fallen and would clearly be set in London. Now we hear word that this action follow-up will be released on October 2, 2015. Focus Features, which used to be an art house arm for Universal Studios, is distributing the definitely not an art house movie, and this is what it’ll be about: The UK Prime Minister has mysteriously did and now all the western world’s leaders are in town for the funeral — which is a perfect way to kill them all, unless the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) has brought along his favorite Secret Service agent, played by Gerard Butler. Having that plot synopsis so early is good, because now Roland Emmerich can make a sequel to White House Down with the same plot. Or at least just set a follow-up in England, which wouldn’t seem as much like a copycat given all the other sequels that have made the same jump over the pond for a jolly good change of scenery. If you’re not sure what I mean, just check out the following second outings that brought their franchises across the Atlantic.

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The 3rd Swing, the Accounting Assistant and the Lead Greensman couldn’t be happier for the resurgence of the after credits stinger. Finally, rightful dues can be paid! Thanks in part to the continuing expansion of the Marvel Movie Universe, tagging on one more scene after the final spate of legalese climbs up the screen is becoming common practice. There are few better ways to rouse a crowd then zing ‘em with one more late-game joke or build early anticipation for a possible sequel with a teaser scene. Plus, you make them sit through all the “Thank Yous.” Everyone wins! The post-credit is a relatively new invention – most films weren’t obligated to list the crew members’ names until the ’70s – but in a short amount of time, filmmakers have already proved that the creative possibilities of a last-minute tag are endless. Check out a few of the best post-credit scenes from the past thirty years. All the clips are fast-forwarded to the good parts:

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