Late at the weekend, Rumer Willis released the following video citing “#diehardisback# as a tagline. Does this mean that we’re going to be getting a new Die Hard movie…?
The video shows her father Bruce, who famously played the character in a string of hits from 1988-2013 walking. Yes, that’s it. Walking down a street and I have goosebumps.
Die Hard was rumoured to be releasing a sixth final film with Bruce Willis retiring the character, however, once Disney took over Fox back in 2019, it was removed from the 2021 slate and cancelled indefinitely in August 2019.
This recent teaser, of which we may find more details before the weekend is over has fans rampant with expectation and discussion.
However we must add a note of caution, it’s highly possible it’s an advert for some branding, or special edition release, notably from the hashtag “ad” included in the tweet.
Will there be a new Die Hard movie?
The first Die Hard in 1988 still receives acclaim today, despite Willis television catalogue, the film made him a box office star overnight and pretty much created his action movie career.
It grossed $141 million worldwide.
In 1990 this was followed by a sequel, Die Hard 2 which again received acclaim and took over $240 million worldwide.
A third film followed in 1995, Die Hard 3: A Vengeance with a $366 million box office & included Samuel L Jackson, but this film failed to set the critics alight.
After almost a decade, in 2007 we received Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free or Die Hard) which opened to rave reviews and nearly a $400 million worldwide gross.
Coming to an end at the box office it seemed, the fifth release in 2013, A Good Day To Die Hard, continuing the puns, based in Russia was an absolutely horrendous movie by most critics and fans.
Still manging to take $304 million at the box office, it seemed the series was destined to remain dead.
We can only hope, if we have a sixth film, it goes back to the basics of what made Die Hard great.
A flawed family man, an average joe, New York cop John McClane is put into an impossible situation by accident.
With a great foil (think Alan Rickman’s Hans) we’d have a great film.
No fighter jets or trips to Russia are needed.
Let’s watch this space, and see if John McClane will Die Hard, again…
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