Bruce Willis on the future of Holly McClane

News Simon Brew
11 Feb 2013 - 06:39

Does Bruce Willis want Holly, played by Bonnie Bedelia, back in the Die Hard franchise?

This week, the fifth Die Hard movie hits cinema screens, and if early word is to be believed, then the rumoured return of Bonnie Bedelia as John McClane's estranged wife, Holly, has not come to pass.

Moviehole reports that at a press junket for the film, Willis was asked about whether she's likely to return at any point, given that Die Hard 6 was all but confirmed last week. "I always think about Bonnie Bedelia and having her come back", said the actor. "Those things are unfortunately out of my hands. It has to do with the story".

Hmmm. Given that Bruce Willis has approval over pretty much every aspect of the Die Hard franchise (there's a passage in Kevin Smith's book, My Boring-Ass Life, where he offers an illuminating anecdote of Willis on the set of Die Hard 4.0), we're not quite sure that it's entirely out of his hands. But it does seem as though Holly (last spoken of, but not seen, at the end of Die Hard With A Vengeance. She is, and we'd forgotten this, very briefly referenced in the fourth film too) remains on the list of characters not returning.

A Good Day To Die Hard is out on Thursday. From what we can tell, it's not set at Christmas either...


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