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There was a time when 20th Century Fox doubted their ability to make even one sequel to their 1988 smash hit 'Die Hard.' That's a hard notion to contemplate as we're about to see the release of the fifth film in the franchise, 'A Good Day to Die Hard.' Surely however, with the advancing age of its star Bruce Willis and the limited elasticity of its core concept, 'A Good Day to Die Hard' would be the last of the series, right? According to Willis himself, however, John McClane has not seen his last unlucky day. When asked during a recent interview whether audiences would see a 'Die Hard 6,' Willis replied simply and assuredly, "yes." As of this posting, the studio has neither confirmed nor denied Willis' claim.
This is a frustrating situation. On the one hand, I'm a huge fan of 'Die Hard' and 'Die Hard with a Vengeance,' and I even harbor a certain affinity for 'Die Hard 2.' I thoroughly loathed 'Live Free or Die Hard' because it felt like a generic action film that just happened to have McClane in it rather than an actual 'Die Hard' movie. The villain was basically a cyber bully from the Best Buy Geek Squad, and John was suddenly a superhero completely distant from the from the average Joe he once was; the character to whom we were once able to relate. The advertisements for 'A Good Day to Die Hard' are not instilling much confidence that it will be a step back in the right direction. So why jump the gun, as well as potentially the shark, and put another one in the works? They've already brought in his daughter, and now his son. What's next? Bringing Holly back? Is that really enough of a hook to justify hashing out another tired sequel? Do we want McClane to continue to be parody of himself? I guess what I'm saying is that it is long past time for this franchise to die.
What do you guys think? Would you be interested in a sixth 'Die Hard?' What do you envision it would be about?
Source: Bleeding Cool