Despite bruising reviews from critics, the 2018 action/crime film Den of Thieves is set to get a sequel, with star Gerard Butler returning. Butler was of course first established as an A-list star by his lead turn in Zack Snyder’s 300, one of the controversial director’s best-received films by both critics and moviegoers. In the years since though, Butler hasn’t exactly been a favorite of critics, with most of his films garnering pretty scathing reviews.
That trend held true for Butler’s January 2018 release Den of Thieves, which earned a 40 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Notably, that number is actually one of the highest he’s earned in a while, with last year’s Geostorm cratering at 13 percent, and 2016’s action sequel London Has Fallen earning a 25 percent. Critical opinion aside though, Butler remains a popular actor, and his fanbase remains sizable.