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02.23.10 22 Comments

(This is the actual shot-reverse-shot from the video below.  Apparently Bruce Willis looks like a black guy in a hoodie from behind.)

I have to admit, Live Free or Die Hard wasn’t as terrible as I thought it’d be (other than the scene where John McClane takes on a fighter jet in a truck, which was about the stupidest thing ever).  Still, there’s no need for another one.  But as Bruce Willis recently told MTV:

“There is no John McClane. I think we’re going to do a ‘Die Hard 5’ next year.   The John McClane that exists is only in film and in people’s minds. And it continues to grow, that mythology continues to grow.”

So… what you’re saying is, John McClane is fictional?? Noooo!  This makes me so sad I want to kill myself and live with the blue cat-monkeys on Pandora!  Anyway, it sounds like he thinks Die Hard 5 will happen, but there’s no clear plan in place 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 said. “But I like so much more making fun of it, taking the piss out of it and not making it a big deal. Not making the fact that I’ve acted in a lot of movies a big deal. It’s all illusion and it’s all bulls–t and it’s a great job for me to have, but everything else you can set on fire. Making people laugh is the real deal.”

*throws molotov cocktail at Bruce Willis’ house*  Making people do what now?

Anyway, I think if they want to keep this franchise alive, the only way to do it is to go the Predator route.  I’d love to see John McClane vs. Corbin Dallas, or John McClane vs. Joe Hallenbeck, or John McClane vs. a Grizzly bear.  Spoiler alert: they both sh-t in the woods.

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