The big franchise to ponder this week is Die Hard. Bruce Willis wants to do a fifth installment, and it will probably happen given the way Hollywood thinks. But what direction should it go in? Willis wants John McClane to go global. Monika wants the character to be killed off. Some studio exec out there probably just wants to reboot the whole thing with Sam Worthington as the average-Joe cop who finds himself fish out of water in the middle of a terrorist plot. I kind of like the idea of going back to the beginning, but not for a remake. Well, not of Die Hard.

I just want Alan Rickman to return as villain Hans Gruber. There will never be a better Die Hard villain than him, and thanks to the Harry Potter franchise (and Love Actually?), Rickman is now a more celebrated actor than he was 22 years ago. How on Earth could Gruber be back, though? The last we saw him, he was falling to his death via bad-looking blue screen from the top of Nakatomi Plaza. And we know he didn't survive, because in a later installment we had to settle for Gruber's brother, Simon (Jeremy Irons), showing up for revenge. And, well, because that was at least a 35-story drop.
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