Bruce Willis Says We Might See Die Hard 5 Sometime Soon?
Oh no, not another one. Bruce Willis is out talking to press this week for Kevin Smith's Cop Out, which hits theaters on Friday, and of course he was asked about the Die Hard franchise, since that's one franchise people still seem to love (even though the last one sucked). MTV asked him if there's a chance we'll see a Die Hard 5 and Willis says it might happen, but there aren't many details to give right now. But he does have some ideas. "I would hire Len Wiseman right now," he says, referring to the Live Free or Die Hard director. Personally, I would rather he not be hired because I believe he screwed up the last one, but that's just me.
So where could they go in this sequel if they've already explored most of the US (by way of the "internet") in Die Hard, Die Harder, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, and Live Free or Die Hard? What about not in the US! "Well, it's got to go worldwide," Willis said. "That would be my contribution to [the next movie]." Okay, I'm down for that, but we need a story first, and it sounds like Fox hasn't even thought about hiring a writer yet. "I take a certain amount of pride in being part of that [mythology], and the fact that I still get to do it," he says. "[But] making people laugh is the real deal." Just don't let Die Hard 5 become an action comedy.
I think Drew McWeeny of HitFix said it best: "Maybe I misread the general reaction to the last film in the Die Hard series. Maybe there are people out there saying to themselves right now, 'I wonder what happened to John McClane after he fought that jet airplane bare-handed and saved the universe from the Internet,' but if so, I've never met one of them." This franchise started it out with one of the best action movies ever (Die Hard) and ended up with one of the worst action movies ever (Live Free or Die Hard), so I don't have any desire to see another sequel, even though I'm sure Fox is probably trying to make it happen anyway.
You can read more of (and watch) the interview with Willis over on MTV if you're interested. I hope this doesn't happen, but Willis seems like he wants it to happen, and if that's the case, then I'm sure he's on the phone with Fox right now. But maybe people want to see this butchered franchise continue on? Do you?