Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London is the sequel to the 2003 film Agent Cody Banks, and was released in the United States on March 12, 2004. Frankie Muniz was the only major returning star, with Hannah Spearritt now playing the love interest and Anthony Anderson as the sidekick. As the title suggests, the location had switched to London with Cody trying to recover a stolen software activating the government's mind control project.
The second film may be the last theatrical release for the fledging series. The US$23 million gross for the sequel was about half of the original, and Muniz has publicly stated that he will not do a third installment.
Cody's cover is blown and he learns Emily (Spearritt), a member of the orchestra he has a crush on, is actually a British secret agent. In the end Diaz and his accomplice, Lady Kentworth (Anna Chancellor), get Derek and most of the world leaders under control with the help of the director of the CIA, who is under mind control. Cody reveals the truth to the orchestra about his identity and tells them to keep performing to prevent the world leaders from leaving and going to a G7 conference. The orchestra is forced to put on an impromtu performance but is able to hold the crowd there long enough for Cody to stop the bad guys. Derek starts beating Cody up, but Emily saves him and releases him from the mind control. Emily also frees the President while Cody and Derek free the CIA Director. Cody goes one on one against Diaz in the Queen's gift room and defeats him while Kentworth tries to escape and is stopped by his apparently senile butler. Cody, Derek, Emily and the orchestra are thanked for their work and its revealed that the butler was in fact Emily's handler undercover. Cody returns to the secret agent training camp that he was supposed to be at that Diaz used to run and Derek is given control of it as a reward for his work. Cody's parents pick him up at the end of the summer, none the wiser about his adventures. Cody's younger brother tries to eat a few of his explosive Mentos, but Cody tosses them into the pond where they explode harmlessly.
The novelisation, written by Michael Anthony Steele, based on the screenplay written by Don Rhymer, featured many differences from the movie. Examples:
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