Plane’s Gerard Butler And Mike Colter On That Big Oner Fight, A Possible Sequel, And More [Exclusive Interview]

I feel like there’s more room for additional stories with these characters — especially your character, Mr. Colter. Have you guys had any discussions about returning to this world and playing these roles again?

Colter: Let’s just see how this one goes.

Butler: I was going to say, let’s see.

Colter: It’s all about the audience. The audience has to really buy into what this movie’s about. And we’re happy that so far, the feedback we’re getting from the press is that they enjoy it and we assume because they enjoy it, others will enjoy it and you guys will spread the word. If it’s a success, then you never know what happens. But you never want to count your chickens before they hatch, is what we say where I’m from.

Butler: Yeah. So you always hope your movie performs well, but at the same time, at the end of the day, what you really hope is you make a great movie. I’ve now sat in a couple of test screenings and screenings with other people, I’ve sat at the back, and I can see people — it takes them on a ride. They come out, and everybody I know who’s seen it is like, “That was so much fun and such an escape.” So at least we’ve done that. But I like the fact that you’re hinting at a second one with him, not me. [laughs] Because I want to know [what happens to him]. I’m like, “What’s happening?”

Colter: No, listen. No matter what, Gerry’s got to be part of it. No matter what happens, it ain’t going to go without Gerry.

Butler: [laughs] See, I like that. He’s going to say to the producer, “Guys, I ain’t doing it without Gerry. I don’t care what you say. I’m not doing it without Gerry.”

“Plane” flies into theaters on January 13, 2023.

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