Die Hard: Bruce Willis RETURNS as John McClane with original film’s stars for advert WATCH

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Bruce Willis has played New York cop John McClane across five Die Hard movies to date. And now the 65-year-old action legend has reprised the role for what fans thought might be a tease for Die Hard 6, but turned out to be a fun advert for car batteries instead. The plot sees McClane need a new one for his vehicle, only to find himself pursued by a familiar baddie.

Also joining Willis in the Advance Auto Parts’ two minute commercial are De’voreaux White’s Argyle and Clarence Gilyard Jr’s villainous Theo.

Die Hard fans will remember Argyle as the limo driver in the original movie, and Theo as Hans Gruber’s computer hacker.

Right at the end of the ad Argyle even says Yippee Ki-Yay, to which McClane replies: “Hey, that’s my line!”

Willis last starred in 2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard and there have been rumours of a Die Hard 6 in the works.

At one point the film was called Die Hard: Year One or John McClane and was going to feature a younger version of Willis.

Die Hard 6 would have seen his character today but also in flashbacks to the 1970s.

But following the Disney-Fox merger, the movie was scrapped, while a prequel streaming series called McClane is now the plan.

However, with Willis and two original Die Hard characters reprising their roles for this new advert, perhaps it will spark interest in a proper Die Hard 6 movie under Disney’s rebranded 20th Century Studios?

Back in 2017, Express.co.uk spoke with Jai Courtney, who played McClane’s son in A Good Day To Die Hard.

Asked if he’d like to return for Die Hard 6, the Suicide Squad star said: “If that’s true, then sure. I love that stuff.

“If I get the shout? Then yeah. I’m sure I would.”

Every Christmas the yearly debate comes up as to whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie.

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Sure, Die Hard was released in the summer and isn’t about Santa Claus, Jesus Christ or Ebenezer Scrooge.

But the action classic also takes place on Christmas Eve and features a whole host of Christmas references.

Despite this, Willis famously said the 1988 film was not a Christmas movie at his own Comedy Central Roast.

We like to think this was just the star’s way of teasing Die Hard fans.

Last year, NOW TV released a trailer for the unauthorised parody of the film called Die Hard…ON ICE.

Hollywood stunt artist Tom Boney (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Dunkirk) starred as Bruce Willis’ John McClane.

While four-time British silver medallist figure skater Thomas Paulson took on Alan Rickman’s villainous Hans Gruber.

The trailer features take-offs of some of Die Hard’s most famous scenes from Yippee-Ki-Yay to McClane’s slithering through an air vent.

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