'McClane': 'Die Hard' 6 title revealed, expect lots of Bruce Willis action
Willis will be reprising his legendary titular role in the franchise's sixth movie, which will be helmed by Die Hard 4's Len Wiseman
Die Hard fans gather around. John McClane is set to return soon to wipe out criminal masterminds once again in the upcoming sixth installment of the iconic Bruce Willis starrer, 'Die Hard'. As per recent reports, the film - which is to serve both as a prequel and sequel - is going to be titled 'McClane'. And of course, Willis will be reprising his legendary titular role in the franchise's sixth edition, which will also be directed by Die Hard 4's Len Wiseman.
The title of the upcoming installment is pretty neat if you think of it. Not only is it concise and to the point, but it also joins the league of movies like 'Logan', 'Jigsaw', and 'Joker'.
Considering the Die Hard franchise in general, it's quite the refreshing choice to go with, instead of twisting and playing too much with the title. Speaking about the title and the movie's prospective potential, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told Empire: "You can tell our intention by the fact that the title page we handed in says, 'McClane'. We want you to get invested in John McClane more than ever before."
While the movie will see Willis reprising his role, there is also a new actor on board to play the younger version of McClane. And if Bonaventura's words are to be believed, the new edition of Die Hard is going to feature lots of action-packed Willis scenes, no matter what fans may have previously believed. "I don't know how you do Die Hard without Bruce," the 'Transformers' producer added. "The idea that he's not very significant in this movie is not accurate at all. We are gonna explore John McClane in his 20s. But just as prominent is the 60-year-old version."
But Di Bonaventura hasn't been the only one talking and reassuring fans about the upcoming movie. Back in July, Willis himself shared his insights on the sixth installment of the franchise, addressing the classic Die Hard Christmas movie debate. As Digital Spy pointed out, "The 'Glass' star was appearing on his own Comedy Central Roast when he confirmed that he thinks the original 1988 action film is NOT a tinsel-coated classic."