Affleck in Die Hard 4?
May star opposite Bruce Willis.
John McClaine may have a sidekick in Die Hard 4. According to Massachusetts newspaper The Shirley Oracle (via Dark Horizons), Ben Affleck could star alongside aging action hero Bruce Willis in the forthcoming flick.
Willis and Affleck have become good friends since appearing together in 1998's Armageddon. They had hoped to work together on Tears of the Sun, but that fell through and the plan to collaborate again was shelved, until recently, when Willis suggested Affleck for the next Die Hard movie.
Affleck would reportedly play John McClaine's adult son who is also a cop.
Little else is known about the film's storyline. Willis recently told Empire magazine, "The script will be done by summer and they want to shoot it in the fall. McClane's retired, he's not a cop anymore. It's completely different from the other three films."
There are rumors that Willis' character my be killed-off in the next film. These are unsubstantiated, but it's entirely possible. Maybe the franchise would then be handed off to Affleck? The Gigli star may be in need of a new franchise since rumor has it that Paramount may drop him from future Jack Ryan films.
Assuming the Die Hard 4 goes ahead, it'll probably arrive in theaters in Summer 2006.