'Die Hard 2': Willis Wanted to Kill Off McClane
By DAVID WEINER
February 12, 2013
Bruce Willis is back as veteran cop John McClane in his fifth go around with the Die Hard franchise – A Good Day to Die Hard, in theaters Valentine's Day – and we're flashing back to the set of 1990's Die Hard 2: Die Harder, where Bruce (sporting a lot more hair) declared that not only would he pass on future Die Hard sequels – he wanted to kill off his character!
Asked if he would do another one, he replied, "Another Die Hard? I don't think so. I was trying to get them to kill me in this one. I wanted my character to be killed off in this one, but they wouldn't let me do it. … I don't know if there's anything to do. I mean, we're still trying to figure out how to make this one better than the first one. I don't think so, but who knows. Ask me a couple years from now."
Still, Bruce said that he had a blast making the movies, which would explain why he keeps coming back for more over 20 years later.
"I enjoy this, this is fun; beats the hell out of working at a chemical factory," he said. "These films are just big, very expensive cartoons, but they're very entertaining as well, and we try to make them as scary and as thrilling and as much of a rollercoaster ride as we can."