Obviously, there are a lot of factors before a DIE HARD 5 ever rolls any camera. For issue#1, LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD is going up against Pixar's RATATOUILLE this weekend. For issue #2, TRANSFORMERS opens up on Monday in theaters everywhere. This means the 4th film in the franchise is going up against some very stiff competition in a short amount of time.
Still, the fact that Bruce Willis has now publicly stated the possibility of a DIE HARD 5 is certainly worth passing forward to Maniaville. Wizard had a chance to sit down with director Len Wiseman and stars Bruce Willis & Justin Long.
One of the questions posed their way?
Will this be your last action film?
WILLIS: No, I don’t think so. I think that Fox is already talking about doing another one. I told them I would only do it if Len is involved.
WILLIS: And Justin of course; you can’t do it without Justin.
WISEMAN: Has it been 12 years, nine years, since the last one?
WILLIS: I think 10 years? ’95, so 12 years since “Die Hard 3,” and 21 years is the span of all four of them. So you can see me when I’m 31 and you can see me when I’m 52, and you guys will decide. There are moments in the film where you see me getting up a little slower. And I do things that I probably shouldn’t do.
WISEMAN: I think you’re in much better shape than you were in the third one.
WILLIS: For sure, I was in much better shape on this one, because I was supposed to be kind of a beat-up alcoholic cop in that one, and I spent years researching that role. Not the cop part.
That's an interesting answer, Bruce. Yes, I know there are factors in play here. Still, the fact that he has stated it aloud is something worth thinking about. LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD certainly lived up to my expectations in terms of being one sweet action film. I had a much more enjoyable time watching this film than any experience through Spider-Man 3 and Pirates 3. I certainly thought this would be the last Die Hard film before watching it. If Fox has already thrown out that kind of discussion towards Bruce and the actor has given his approval on it, then new possibilities come into play here.
To read the rest of the Q&A session, click right here.