Bruce Willis has reprised his iconic action hero character John McClane from the Die Hard series, but it’s not for a new film. Willis came back to play the character once more for a … battery commercial.
Advance Auto Parts, which owns the DieHard car battery brand, recruited Willis to play McClane again in the new spot, and it’s a delight. The 2-minute video contains a number of nods to the Die Hard series, with a store clerk whistling a Christmas tune and Willis being asked to escape through a vent. The famous “yippee ki yay” line is also in this video, of course. Other characters from the Die Hard series make cameos, but we won’t spoil the surprise for you–check it out below.
The Die Hard movie series debuted in 1988, and the first movie spawned the sequels Die Hard 2 (1990) and Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). The series came back after 12 years with Live Free or Die Hard in 2007, which was followed by 2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard.
A sixth movie, simply titled McClane, is currently in the works with an interesting hook. The movie will be set in two different time periods, with one timeline showing a younger McClane in his 20s, but it remains to be seen who will portray the younger version of the character. Willis will also be involved in the new film.
The Die Hard series is a juggernaut, with the five movies thus far making more than $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office.