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CAST THIS: John McClane Jr.

Oct. 13, 2011by: JoBlo

We received a treasure trove of information yesterday about the upcoming DIE HARD 5, now awkwardly titled A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD. Moreover we learned that the film will be out in early 2013, and has a plot where John McClane heads to Russia to rescue his son.

So naturally, that begs the question of which actor has it in him to play the son of one of the greatest action icons of all time. Who has what it takes to take on the McClane name and become JOHN MCCLANE JR. for this film?

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The problem? We dont exactly know much about McClanes son. The fact that he needs rescuing implies that hes isnt quite the badass his father is yet, as John McClane would likely escape Russian capture by murdering his entire guard contingent and stealing a submarine and driving it home.

Also unknown is the exact age of McClane Jr. Judging on the timelines of the other films, in 1984, Jr. was a young child. So today hed probably be around thirty. Youre a thirty year old dude and you need your badass supercop dad to come save you? But according to plot rumors, everything is not as it seems. Interpret that how you will.

I dont think its entirely out of the question that they could be introducing Jr. here to see if they can spin-off a next generation franchise that has his son getting into messes he must kill his way out of. Future action star grooming perhaps?

Last Time: POINT BREAK

Well, I learned that no one really wants to see a POINT BREAK remake after my column last week, but as always, that in no way means that it isnt happening anyway. Out of everyone, who were the two picks that stood out?

1. Utah Joseph Gordon-Levitt 2. Bodhi Matthew McConaughy

Well, cant say I disagree with either of those. I think good old Matthew might be a TOUCH too old for the part, even if he is a born surfer, but I could definitely see him fitting in. I still, however, cannot see this movie actually being a good idea, and neither can most of you from what Ive seen.

So, how about John McClane Jr?

Extra Tidbit: Remember James Bond Jr?
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5:07PM on 10/13/2011

hmmm...

I will kill myself if they cast some pussy-ass like Shia LeBouf, Taylor Lautner or Daniel Radcliffe..

I would love to see Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam get the role though...
I will kill myself if they cast some pussy-ass like Shia LeBouf, Taylor Lautner or Daniel Radcliffe..

I would love to see Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam get the role though...
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4:34PM on 10/13/2011

Aaron Paul

Money aint free, yo!
Money aint free, yo!
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4:19PM on 10/13/2011

Oh...

And I think Joblo should run some Coke ads up in this piece. Oh, wait, forget I said anything...
And I think Joblo should run some Coke ads up in this piece. Oh, wait, forget I said anything...
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4:28PM on 10/13/2011
I'm just being cheeky. Coke is great get, fellas. Anything to keep this ship steaming...
I'm just being cheeky. Coke is great get, fellas. Anything to keep this ship steaming...
9:56PM on 10/13/2011
Sir Ian McKellen
Sir Ian McKellen
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5:57PM on 10/13/2011
Don't want to be a douche or anything, but die hard came out in 1988 not 1984
Don't want to be a douche or anything, but die hard came out in 1988 not 1984
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5:29PM on 10/13/2011
Chris Pine can easily play a smart ass son to a smart ass father like McClane
Chris Pine can easily play a smart ass son to a smart ass father like McClane
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3:14PM on 10/13/2011
Ashton Kutcher, for obviously hilarious reasons.
Ashton Kutcher, for obviously hilarious reasons.
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9:29PM on 10/13/2011

Aaron Paul

He is amazing in Breaking Bad and a terrific actor.

UPDATE: And I may be right!
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He is amazing in Breaking Bad and a terrific actor.

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4:20PM on 10/13/2011
omg i hope its Taylor Lautner not.
omg i hope its Taylor Lautner not.
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2:08PM on 10/13/2011
I'm gonna go with Ben Foster.
I'm gonna go with Ben Foster.
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2:10PM on 10/13/2011
YES!

Great shout, he's a fantastic actor, has worked with Willis before, is age appropriate, NEEDS a break out role like god knows what AND does look like a cross between Bonnie Bedelia and Willis...kind of. Especially with shorter hair and a bit more weight on him.

Great shout.
YES!

Great shout, he's a fantastic actor, has worked with Willis before, is age appropriate, NEEDS a break out role like god knows what AND does look like a cross between Bonnie Bedelia and Willis...kind of. Especially with shorter hair and a bit more weight on him.

Great shout.
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2:06PM on 10/13/2011

Jensen Ackles

Would be a great fit if the character is to be around 30 years old.
Would be a great fit if the character is to be around 30 years old.
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3:48PM on 10/13/2011
I love that idea but this movie is suppose to film in January and Ackles will still be very busy with Supernatural in January.
I love that idea but this movie is suppose to film in January and Ackles will still be very busy with Supernatural in January.
5:10PM on 10/13/2011
Could we assume John McClane is so badass that he had a kid when he was 15 or 16 and cast someone thats in their 40's? Like Mark Wahlberg?
Could we assume John McClane is so badass that he had a kid when he was 15 or 16 and cast someone thats in their 40's? Like Mark Wahlberg?
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2:14PM on 10/13/2011
Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine.... that's really all I can think of. Hollywood doesn't cast people like Bruce Willis anymore. An action star on the wrong side of 30 with a thinning hairline who is more Humphrey Bogart than James Dean? That kind of actor no longer exists or is not longer scouted in LaLa Land.
Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine.... that's really all I can think of. Hollywood doesn't cast people like Bruce Willis anymore. An action star on the wrong side of 30 with a thinning hairline who is more Humphrey Bogart than James Dean? That kind of actor no longer exists or is not longer scouted in LaLa Land.
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4:17PM on 10/13/2011
Don't tell Jason Statham that. :)
Don't tell Jason Statham that. :)
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4:16PM on 10/13/2011

Aaron Paul

I think the BREAKING BAD star would be the tits in an action role, and he's got that intensity thing down pat.
I think the BREAKING BAD star would be the tits in an action role, and he's got that intensity thing down pat.
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4:29PM on 10/13/2011
And he's losing his lid. :)
And he's losing his lid. :)
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11:14PM on 10/13/2011
Chaz Bono.
Honestly, does Willis need the money? Because that's the only reason I can see for another one of these being made after the extremely, disappointingly, dull DH4.
Chaz Bono.
Honestly, does Willis need the money? Because that's the only reason I can see for another one of these being made after the extremely, disappointingly, dull DH4.
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7:00PM on 10/13/2011
Chris Evans ? jensen akles?
Chris Evans ? jensen akles?
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6:08PM on 10/13/2011
Jensen Ackles or Ben Foster
Jensen Ackles or Ben Foster
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2:43PM on 10/14/2011
Aaron Paul.
Aaron Paul.
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7:10PM on 10/13/2011
Emile Hirsch or Jesse Eisenberg. But please, just don't let it be Taylor Lautner.
Emile Hirsch or Jesse Eisenberg. But please, just don't let it be Taylor Lautner.
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4:17PM on 10/13/2011

UNKNOWN

agreed with Captain Thorpe, cast an unknown, PLEASE no one we've seen before!

It would just be weird to see Ben Foster or Ryan Gosling or whatever and besides we go to see DIE HARD to see BRUCE WILLIS kicking ass and being the star of the show, casting an unknown with give a good chance at the role being a good supporting character yet NOT taking the light away from Willis, which is something that should NOT be done
agreed with Captain Thorpe, cast an unknown, PLEASE no one we've seen before!

It would just be weird to see Ben Foster or Ryan Gosling or whatever and besides we go to see DIE HARD to see BRUCE WILLIS kicking ass and being the star of the show, casting an unknown with give a good chance at the role being a good supporting character yet NOT taking the light away from Willis, which is something that should NOT be done
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3:25PM on 10/13/2011

My choice: "Unknown"

There's no 30-year-old star in Hollywood with the charisma of a young Bruce. They should search for a worthy unknown.
There's no 30-year-old star in Hollywood with the charisma of a young Bruce. They should search for a worthy unknown.
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6:25PM on 10/15/2011
Jensen Ackles for me and The Stath as Mclanes long distance cousin!!!
Jensen Ackles for me and The Stath as Mclanes long distance cousin!!!
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8:07PM on 10/14/2011
Ben Foster.
Ben Foster.
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8:30AM on 10/14/2011
Don Knotts
Don Knotts
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9:09PM on 10/13/2011

Ben Foster FTW

Seriously, the guy has a lot of charisma, can do action, looks a lot like he could be the son of Willis... so he's my pick.
Seriously, the guy has a lot of charisma, can do action, looks a lot like he could be the son of Willis... so he's my pick.
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4:57PM on 10/13/2011
Aaah. Throwing down the ole "Don't worry, the aging action hero has a son!" card huh? Very pussy.
May as well cast Shia LeBouf as John's college dropout, douchebag, greaser son.
Aaah. Throwing down the ole "Don't worry, the aging action hero has a son!" card huh? Very pussy.
May as well cast Shia LeBouf as John's college dropout, douchebag, greaser son.
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3:21PM on 10/13/2011
Maybe Justin Long will have become McClane's comic relief son-in-law, getting into trouble again (but I don't want to see that). Also the pattern of these sequels dictates that either part 6 or 7 will send McClane to space. Can't wait.
Maybe Justin Long will have become McClane's comic relief son-in-law, getting into trouble again (but I don't want to see that). Also the pattern of these sequels dictates that either part 6 or 7 will send McClane to space. Can't wait.
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1:30PM on 10/13/2011

New idea...

Casey Affleck... Am I the only one who seriously thinks this guy would be good in this type of role?
Casey Affleck... Am I the only one who seriously thinks this guy would be good in this type of role?
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1:48PM on 10/13/2011
Horribly actor.
Horribly actor.
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6:59AM on 10/14/2011

Easy

Ben Foster.

Ben Foster.

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3:03AM on 10/14/2011

Shia Labouf

...hehehehehe.... no.. not seriously.
Jensen Ackles is a good fantasy choice!
...hehehehehe.... no.. not seriously.
Jensen Ackles is a good fantasy choice!
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2:11AM on 10/14/2011
Michael Cera
Michael Cera
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9:07PM on 10/13/2011
i loved mary elizabeth as his daughter and i'm going through some younger actors who could fit in this families shoes and i have a couple: milo ventimiglia, zach quinto (i think it would be cool if mcclane's son is a little nerdy), tom welling (he needs work).
i loved mary elizabeth as his daughter and i'm going through some younger actors who could fit in this families shoes and i have a couple: milo ventimiglia, zach quinto (i think it would be cool if mcclane's son is a little nerdy), tom welling (he needs work).
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7:00PM on 10/16/2011

Duh

Lebouf
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12:21AM on 10/14/2011

Ageism Schism Jism

Aaron Paul will be the guy. Pine is too old. Foster is too weird (and old). And... let's be honest, no top-tier actor is doing this piece.
It's Paul. Has to be.
Aaron Paul will be the guy. Pine is too old. Foster is too weird (and old). And... let's be honest, no top-tier actor is doing this piece.
It's Paul. Has to be.
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2:45PM on 10/14/2011
Aaron Paul is older than Chris Pine and Ben Foster.
Aaron Paul is older than Chris Pine and Ben Foster.
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10:57PM on 10/13/2011

Jaime Bell

He plays "young and pissed off" very well.
He plays "young and pissed off" very well.
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5:25PM on 10/13/2011
Anton Yelchin would be my choice I thought he really held his own the Fright Night remake....and I can kinda see him as a smartass troublemaker like his dad, the only problem I guess would be the age factor.
Anton Yelchin would be my choice I thought he really held his own the Fright Night remake....and I can kinda see him as a smartass troublemaker like his dad, the only problem I guess would be the age factor.
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4:18PM on 10/13/2011

Die transporter harder

how about Jason Statham? they are both bald, he could have gone to England for a short while and picked up a London accent.
how about Jason Statham? they are both bald, he could have gone to England for a short while and picked up a London accent.
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12:28AM on 10/14/2011
Jensen Ackles.

My second choice would be Chris Evans.
Jensen Ackles.

My second choice would be Chris Evans.
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7:39PM on 10/13/2011
Chris Pine fits the mold exactly
Chris Pine fits the mold exactly
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6:29PM on 10/13/2011
lmao apparently fucking TIM TEBOW is an option Fox is considering?

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lmao apparently fucking TIM TEBOW is an option Fox is considering?

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6:28PM on 10/13/2011
Yeah there's no way that someone of Gosling or LaBeouf's status would ever sign on to be the sidekick in a movie directed by John Moore. I love all the Die Hards (even the Justin Long comedy version was at least entertaining), but this sounds soooo bad.

Anyways, Hollywood seems to be cramming Taylor Kitsch down everyones throat, and if John Carter or Battleship don't find an audience, he could use the role.
Yeah there's no way that someone of Gosling or LaBeouf's status would ever sign on to be the sidekick in a movie directed by John Moore. I love all the Die Hards (even the Justin Long comedy version was at least entertaining), but this sounds soooo bad.

Anyways, Hollywood seems to be cramming Taylor Kitsch down everyones throat, and if John Carter or Battleship don't find an audience, he could use the role.
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12:59PM on 10/13/2011

Dean Winters as Mayhem!

Dean should play his Mayhem character from the AllState commercials. Bad-ass!
Actually fuck that, he needs his own movie.
"I'm John McClane's son and my job is easy, kill a terrorist and bang his Mom."
I know Dean is 47 but who cares.
Dean should play his Mayhem character from the AllState commercials. Bad-ass!
Actually fuck that, he needs his own movie.
"I'm John McClane's son and my job is easy, kill a terrorist and bang his Mom."
I know Dean is 47 but who cares.
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1:06PM on 10/13/2011
Adam Brody ?
Adam Brody ?
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4:25PM on 10/13/2011

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy can hide his accent, plus he's muscular. To be fair though, I'm going through this phase where I think Tom Hardy should be cast in every movie role. :P
Tom Hardy can hide his accent, plus he's muscular. To be fair though, I'm going through this phase where I think Tom Hardy should be cast in every movie role. :P
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4:18PM on 10/13/2011
Since its a reminder that we're getting a FOURTH inferior, unnecessary Die Hard sequel, I could care less who plays him . . .
Since its a reminder that we're getting a FOURTH inferior, unnecessary Die Hard sequel, I could care less who plays him . . .
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1:39PM on 10/13/2011
not shia labeouf!!!!
not shia labeouf!!!!
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