According to Aint It Cool, the new title for Die Hard 5 will be Die Hard 24/7 and the Fantastic Four reboot will be called Fantastic Four Reborn. This comes from one of their sources who is presumably inside or has connections at 20th Century Fox.
Truth be told, I can’t roll my eyes hard enough at both of those titles – especially Die Hard 24/7. However, there were an infinite number of titles being tossed around for Die Hard 4 before they settled on Live Free or Die Hard (or Die Hard 4.0 if you live outside of the U.S.), so I suspect this may not be the final word on the matter.
Regardless of how silly that Die Hard 5 title may be, it’s another indication that the project is picking up steam, so fans should be pleased to learn that we’ll probably be seeing John McClane again sooner, rather than later.
Bruce Willis has never been shy about his desire to return to the role. Last February, the project went past the point of speculation when Willis announced that they might start shooting as early as next year. He also indicated his desire to see the franchise go “worldwide” with the fifth installment. A few months later, we learned that Skip Woods (Wolverine, Hitman) was in negotiations to write the sceenplay. There are still no details regarding the plot of the film or which characters from previous films might return (if any).
We haven’t heard much about the Fantastic Four reboot since Fox confirmed it late last summer – other than Chris Evans stating that he would not be returning as The Human Torch (obviously). If fans needed any further proof that Evans had vacated the role it came with the announcement that he had signed on to play Captain America. Apparently the Fantastic Four reboot is still chugging along though, and perhaps this means there will be more news on the project in the near future – such as who will play the new Fantastic Four.
Neither project has an official release date but we’ll keep you posted.
What do you think of the titles Die Hard 24/7 and Fantastic Four Reborn? Do you have any suggestions for something better?