So I guess this is really happening. Entertainment Weekly has the first official shot from the upcoming fifth Die Hard movie, A Good Day To Die Hard, and it features father and son John and Jack McClane, bursting down somebody’s door, with guns ready to blaze. So how do things look for the McClane boys? See for yourself, after the jump…
My first reaction: That guy’s supposed to be McClane’s son? The actor is Jai Courtney from the Starz series Spartacus, and though I will say he’s a cut above previously rumored Jack McClane Justin Timberlake, who probably would have looked silly in the above picture, Courtney looks more like Bruce Willis‘ baby brother than his son.
Anyhoo, Courtney had some words about the relationship between father and son in the film:
“That’s the thing about the Die Hard franchise, John’s always a fish out of water. What could be further out of water for him than Russia?… The relationship isn’t always functional. These are two guys who have been estranged for some time. John likes to wing it, see what happens. Jack’s more of a strategist.”
And what’s that plot synopsis again?
A Good Day to Die Hard puts McClane on an international stage, truly a NYC fish out of water in Moscow, and introduces his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). An apple that has not fallen far from the tree, Jack may even be more of a hardass than his father. Despite their differences, they must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.
I think they’re confusing John McClane with Jack Ryan, but I will be interested to see the result when it comes out next year.
Source: Comic Book Movie