Variety reported (found through IGN) that there are various names being thrown into FOX-branded hats concerning who will be playing John McClane’s male offspring in A Good Day To Die Hard. That title, which was confirmed yesterday, sucks something fierce and is no doubt sure to have already inspired the vitriol of the interwebz to come spewing forth like a geyser.
Those names? Jeremy Renner, Paul Walker, Ben Foster. All decent choices. The best name of the bunch and the one that would 100% guarantee I’d have more than a casual interest in this thing’s development?
Aaron Paul. If I need to tell you who he is, then you don’t own a television.
I don’t care what you think about the state of the Die Hard franchise. Live Free Or Die Hard was not wonderful, and I think we can all agree on that. But I enjoyed it for what it was. I might be a Die Hard apologist, and I’m not afraid to admit it.
But Aaron Paul is one of the greatest actors working today, certainly one of the most intense, and capable of being a badass when necessary. Which I’ve no doubt this film would call for one way or another.
And the potential of seeing him in a major FOX franchise and getting billing right next to someone like Bruce Willis? As someone who appreciates great actors getting their due, that’s certainly exciting. As a fan of his work on Breaking Bad? Orgasmic. This guy deserves stardom, even beyond winning an Emmy and being a part of the magic that is Breaking Bad. Have I mentioned Breaking Bad yet? Sliced bread is the greatest thing since Breaking Bad.
It’s probably all moot though. As Renn awesomely pointed out with a very hilarious bit of Photoshop, Taylor Lautner will most likely sneak in at the last minute and fuck us all.