We are sure that when Die Hard was released in just 21 theaters on July 15, 1988, the first audiences weren’t aware that they were watching a future action classic. Die Hard movie revolves around Willis as a cop who’s unwillingly roped into stopping a group of terrorists while trying to win back his wife at her office Christmas party.
This action film series originated with Roderick Thorp’s novel Nothing Lasts Forever, and all 5 films tell us the story of John McClane, a detective who always finds himself in a crisis, and he’s to protect everyone against disaster. Those who’ve watched this series eagerly wait for a sixth movie to see more of John’s adventures against evil and cruelty.
Read this piece to know everything about Die Hard 6.
Die Hard 6: Is it renewed or canceled?
Officially, Die Hard 6 is canceled. In mid-October 2020, fans sat up and took attention as a brief video appeared to foreshadow Bruce Willis’ anticipated comeback to the Die Hard franchise but unfortunately, it was the lead-in to a Die Hard-themed battery advertisement.
There have been other speculations since then, but producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has stated that a planned sixth film, simply titled McClane, has been shelved due to the Fox-Disney merger. Di Bonaventura told Polygon that the project was “not happening” and that it was “dead in the sea.”
Recently, Bruce Willis’ family has announced that he is retiring because he suffers from aphasia, a brain disorder that seriously hampers cognitive ability. So, even if Die Hard 6 releases someday in the future, we won’t be able to see Bruce Willis as John McClane.
What could be the plot of Die Hard 6?
The film series stands canceled as of now but Di Bonaventura went on to clarify that he doesn’t know what the plans are for a possible sequel or prequel to Snake Eyes. If Disney decides to bring the franchise back, the producer has revealed his plans for the sixth chapter. “It gave you the opportunity to meet a young John McClane and use Bruce […] you got to see both sides of him.” Surprisingly, the producer also commented openly about the film’s subject matter, noting, “It was a movie that wasn’t Die Hard at the time but morphed into Die Hard later.”
The storyline is still unknown, but if in the future, by some miracle, we get the chance to see the sixth season, we’re expecting to see John McClane and his ex-wife Holly together and John becoming a more mature version of himself.
Who will be in the cast of Die Hard 6?
If the film series is ever renewed, we cannot expect to see Bruce Willis as McClane as he has retired from acting because of his health conditions so, probably we’ll see some new actor playing the role of John McClane and Bonnie Bedelia may reprise her role as his ex-wife, Holly. Another character that could return is Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Lucy, John and Holly’s kid.
Where to watch Die Hard?
Currently, you can watch Die Hard on Amazon Prime, fuboTV, Peacock, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream Die Hard by renting or purchasing on iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.