In a recent interview, Cop Out star Bruce Willis more or less confirmed that he’s ready to reprise his career-making role of John McClane in yet another Die Hard film.
“I think we’re going to do a Die Hard 5 next year.” Willis told MTV’s Josh Horowitz. He added that the next logical step for the series—after McClane found himself “trapped by the Internet” in 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard—would be to send the hard-nosed detective on a globe-trotting adventure.
“Well it’s got to go worldwide,” Willis said. “That would be my contribution to [the next movie].”
He also mentioned that he would love to work with Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman once again.
Let’s hope the filmmakers and the studio don’t “cop out” (ha!) this time around and that the fifth Die Hard gets the R rating this series deserves. As you might remember, the theatrical cut of Live Free or Die Hard was rated PG-13, and the watering-down was pretty obvious at certain points in terms of violence and language. When your main character’s catchphrase demands that he drop an f-bomb, he’d better be able to do it.
Until next time, yippee-kai-yay, melon farmers!
Cop Out hits theaters February 26.