Studio:20th Century Fox
"Die Hard 6" would tentatively feature the return of Bruce Willis as John McClane, but only to bookend a story set in 1979. The 1979 storyline would be an origin story of sorts for McClane, delving into the protagonist’s time as a police officer with the NYPD. McClane’s early years were also the focus of a Boom! Studios comic book series, "Die Hard: Year One" published in 2009 and 2010, the first four-issue miniseries was written by Howard Chaykin and took place in the Big Apple during the 1976 bicentennial.