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DIE HARD 5 Coming Soon?

By Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor     June 28, 2007
Source: Wizard


Bruce Willis and Justin Long in LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD(2007).
© 20th Century Fox

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.

LONG: And…?

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.

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narpin 6/28/2007 4:04:21 AM
Die Hard 5?? SWEET. But only if Len Wiseman directs?? Whats wrong with John McTiernan? He did make the two best films in the series. But, box office-wise, I doubt Die Hard 4 will do much business. It's been 12 years, todays kids really don't know Die Hard and there's too much competition.
gutsmgee 6/28/2007 5:50:16 AM
"But, box office-wise, I doubt Die Hard 4 will do much business. It's been 12 years, todays kids really don't know Die Hard and there's too much competition."......Hence, Justin Long's involvement...In The studios view I bet they see him specificly as an attempt at "bridging" the "Die-Hard Generation Gap" with an up and coming young actor...it's not the first time they've pulled this sort of thing. Personally, I think instead of trying to make up for Bruce Willis' age, and the shortcomings that go with being an aging characte, they should be focusing on finding a "Villian" that was as superb as Alan Rickman was in the first film. THAT to me, is where they are missing the mark. I think the same is true with Indiana Jones....Sure the ripped out heart was scary(when I was 15)....but to me having a villain that is as charismatic and as talented as your hero....Give me another Belloq any day of the week....THAT guy still scares me to this day in a much deeper and subtle way.
wessmith1966 6/28/2007 8:00:13 AM
I had Live Free or Die Hard in my top 10 for summer movies, but because of its release date I'm thinking it's probably going to be a bit of a disappointment in terms of box office bank. I can't wait to see it tonight, and I'm hoping the PG-13 rating doesn't limit the story too much.
madmanic999 6/28/2007 8:21:43 AM
let's get through Diehard 4 and see what the tide brings.... YippeeKiYeah mother#$%&*@
ponyboy76 6/28/2007 8:23:50 AM
This totally off subject, but what happened to KJ? I know he stopped doing the "take" but it seems he has stopped reporting the news all together. Don`t get me wrong, Jarrod`s kicking ass and taking names. I was just curious. Did I not get the memo?
almostunbiased 6/28/2007 8:52:59 AM
He fell off the face of the Earth as of late. I kniw of a lot of kids that have seen Die Hard. I think it is classic enough that many have and they'll drag the friends that haven't. Kids know Bruce Willis.
cso1982 6/28/2007 9:00:53 AM
I saw it last night, and it was everything I dreamed it could be. Yippie-kay-yay Mother Fu%#@$ indeed! I didn't buy the tickets and I guess not paying attention enough to the press on it before hand so I had no idea going into the movie that it was PG-13 and not R. And to be honest, I did not notice a difference while watching it. Some parts seemed a little over the top, but not as bad as some of the media has proclaimed them to be. Its Die HARD, not Die EASY, of course it has to be somewhat over the top. Anyways thats just my 2-cents. I enjoyed this movie a lot and have missed this type of action flick.
Captmathman 6/28/2007 9:19:53 AM
I was wondering about KJ as well. Any news, Jarrod?
jeeperx 6/28/2007 9:26:17 AM
I loved the movie and hope to see it again.In my opinion it was better then spiderman 3 or pirates 3.I was worried what was in store with a PG 13 ratting and was not going to go see it.If you like action or any of the die hard films you wont be disappointed.However I do believe the movie is going to be hurt at the box office because of it realease date.I hope it dous well enough for another instalment.
monkeyfoot 6/28/2007 10:16:18 AM
From the look of the trailers for this one, I know I'll want to see Bruce Hardly Dying some more. As for why he wants Len Wiseman directing again you have to look from the actor's POV. A film crew spends months and long hours together and the comraderie that develops is like a fraternity or summer camp. Those guys become your buds and its always good to go back to camp again. Even movies we might think suck the big one chances are everyone had a fun time hanging out and would do it again. Yippe-Ki-Yay maternalfornicators!
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