Gerard Butler’s upcoming movies

Taryn Davies
Published: June 17, 2016

Gerard Butler stars in this week’s big action movie release, Gods of Egypt, and while the actor's last couple of films haven’t done as well as expected, we’re hopeful the Scot will bring something brilliant in his upcoming movies.

So, ahead of the release of Gods of Egypt today we share what Gerard Butler has coming up – what are you looking forward to seeing most?

Gerard Butler's upcoming movies

Gerard Butler
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The Headhunter’s Calling

First-time director Mark Williams will helm Bill Dubuque’s script. It centres on a ruthless head-hunter who arranges jobs for engineers. He is well on his way to achieving his long-time goal of taking over the company, when his 10-year-old son falls ill – leading to a clash of his personal and professional priorities.

Butler is joined by Willem Dafoe, Anupam Kher, Alfred Molina, Alison Brie and Gretchen Mol in the cast list. Butler is also producing the movie.


Geostorm is another disaster film that's to do with the weather. Butler plays a satellite designer and he has to work with his estranged brother, played by Jim Sturgess, to stop the meteorological meltdown.

Geostorm will now be released in 2017

Den of Thieves

Christian Gudegast has had this filmed planned for quite some time, it was first written back in 1998 and it looks like it's finally coming to the big screen in 2018. The heist film is based in LA and they've got to take on the Federal Reserve Bank. Joining Butler in the cast is 50 Cent, O'Shea Jackson Jr and Evan Jones.

Hunter Killer

Gerard stars alongside Gary Oldman and Billy Bob Thornton in this action drama, that’s set to start filming next month in London. The film is based on the 2012 novel Firing Point. It follows American military officers as they try to rescue the Russian President after he's been kidnapped.

How to Train your Dragon 3

"How to Train Your Dragon 3" is the third and final film in the "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise, which is based on the book series of the same name by authoress Cressida Cowell.

The first two films were released in 2010 and 2014 repsectively, and featured the vocal talents of Jay Baruchel as Hiccup Haddock III, Gerard Butler as Stoic the Vast, Cate Blanchett as Valka, American Ferrera as AstridHofferson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs Ingerman, Craig Ferguson as Goober the Belch and more.

Several of the cast members are expected to return for the third and final instalment, though the names have not yet been confirmed or announced.

Director Dean DeBlois has revealed that despite the title, moviegoers should expect no more dragons to appear in the film, Slash Film reported.

The animated film's director DeBlois revealed details about his upcoming film, saying that in the past week he finished outlining his final plans for the film to DreamWorks Animation. The story will follow an adult Hiccup in his adventures in a world without his best friend and dragon Toothless, and the disappearance of all the dragons in the world.

During an interview with Den of Geek, DeBlois explained that for the past two and a half years, he had been answering countless of questions and pitching in-progress outlines to the executives and higher ups -- all in the name of finally finishing the storyline for the final film of the franchise.

"Well, they're still being nailed down," he admitted in the end, though he said some of the specifics have been finally put to paper.

Hiccup had been named the village chief after his father Stoic's passing in the previous film and has to struggle with feelings of inadequacy after taking over. He also has to facethe fact that the dragons have all disappeared, including his own dragon Toothless.

"There's something really compelling and emotionally powerful to the idea that this trilogy will complete with the dragons somehow going away," the director said. "I think there's something bittersweet and powerful about it."

No date has been set for the release of the film's official trailer, but "How to Train Your Dragon 3" has been confirmed for a theatrical run starting June 9, 2017.

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