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Will There Be A Die Hard 6?

"Die Hard" is one of the most iconic action movie franchises in the history of American cinema. It all started with the 1988 original "Die Hard" starring Bruce Willis as John McClane, a police detective who, while en route to his estranged wife's office Christmas party, has to fight off a group of terrorists who are trying to rob a vault, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). There have been four sequels since the original's 1988 debut, which include "Die Hard 2," "Die Hard with a Vengeance," "Live Free or Die Hard," and "A Good Day to Die Hard."

Judging by the movies' Rotten Tomatoes numbers, "Die Hard" and "Live Free or Die Hard" have been the most critically successful films in the franchise so far. "Live Free or Die Hard" was so successful, in fact, that the movie studio returned to the franchise in 2013 and made the seemingly final film "A Good Day to Die Hard," which regrettably got very bad reviews and made less money than its predecessors (via The Numbers). But the die-hard fans of "Die Hard" are still chomping at the bit for a sixth movie. How likely is that to happen? Unfortunately, the answer may disappoint you.

Die Hard 6 is officially cancelled — for now

For a while, there was a lot of hope that fans would soon get to yippee-ki-yay their way to the theater again for a sixth "Die Hard" movie. The biggest tease of all for fans was the collaboration between Bruce Willis and the DieHard car battery company, which produced an action-packed two-minute commercial featuring the actor reprising his role as McClane. However, recent events are strongly signaling that a sixth movie is not in the cards ... at least not anytime soon.

A recent Polygon interview with famed movie producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura dropped some interesting news about a hypothetical sixth "Die Hard" movie. The plan was to call it "McClane" and it was supposed to be a prequel to the other movies. Willis would've reprise his role, but they planned to also cast a new actor to play his younger self — so we're assuming there was going to be some time jumping in there somewhere. Sadly, the merger between Disney and Fox was such an arduous affair that "McClane" got shelved, most likely permanently. 

But that's not to say that the franchise is buried forever. If Disney sees an opportunity to revive the franchise for a substantial cash grab, they will likely take that bag. But until Disney executives wake up and smell the C-4, "Die Hard" fans will have to be patient and scratch their action movie itch with something else in the meantime.