If Bruce Willis has his way, he’ll do “Die Hard 5” and “Die Hard 6”, and then retire from the character for good. The man who has played New York cop John McClane in four “Die Hard” movies so far told ShowbizSpy that he’s ready for two more sequels before calling it quits.
In the next few years they could easily find a replacement for me or call the character someone else. But for me, I want to do Die Hard 5, then one final Die Hard movie — Die Hard 6 — before finally hanging that white vest up for good. At the moment, I can run and I can fight on screen. But there will come a time when I no longer want to do that. That’s when I’ll step away from the Die Hard films.
Who the hell is going to go see a “Die Hard” movie without Bruce Willis as John McClane? I don’t care if Willis is 80 years old; if he doesn’t come back, you mind as well call the movie something else, get someone else to star, and call it another “Die Hard in/on a …” movie, but without Willis, there IS no “Die Hard” franchise.
In any case, Willis also dropped this knowledge about where the line “Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker” came from.
Take the first Die Hard, I was the one who came up with the line, ‘Yippee ki-yay motherf****r!’ The producers were trying to give me their take on how I should say a certain line at that point in the movie, and I disagreed. So they said, ‘You do it’. So I did. Yippee ki-yay was some goofy thing that cowboys used to say in those movies, so I added the ‘motherf****r’ bit as I thought it was a nice, contrasting combination of the two images. And it worked. That expression’s really stuck around, that’s for sure.
Willis is currently still kicking ass (and may I say, very convincingly) in “Red”. Sure, the movie got its collective asses beaten down by a bunch of jackasses over the weekend, but if you’re in the mood for a fun action flick, give “Red” a shot, you won’t regret it.