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Will The Villain Of Die Hard 5 Be A Member Of The Gruber Clan?

If one looks for a pattern, one will find a pattern. It's the reason why Star Trek geeks have been pointing out for the last 30 years that all of the even numbered movies tend to be better than the odd numbered movies. Now there may be a new "pattern" developing in Hollywood, and this one involves the Die Hard franchise.

Last year Bruce Willis let it be known that the fifth film in the series would likely be gearing up to start production this year, but now there are whispers about who the villain may be. What's Playing has heard rumor that the next film, which they say will be titled Die Hard 24/7, will once again feature a member of the Gruber clan as the chief opponent for John McClane. For those not up on Die Hard family trees, Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman, was the villain in the first film; while his brother, Simon Gruber, played by Jeremy Irons, was the villain in the third movie, Die Hard: With a Vengeance. I'll let you figure out the pattern.

While I'm sure there are people out there that disagree, I've always found Die Hard movies with a Gruber far more interesting than those without, but if we're going to start bringing back older elements, I say we also bring back cursing and a John McClane with hair on his head. But that's just one man's opinion.

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.