Bruce Willis Stars in Commercial for ‘Die Hard’ Car Batteries


Twitter started buzzing on Sunday when a teaser of Bruce Willis as “Die Hard” protagonist John McClane surfaced from a number of accounts, together with Willis’ daughter, Rumer Willis, NFL sideline reporter Erin Andrews and comedy group The Lonely Island. They all tweeted out the clip teasing that one thing large was coming throughout the NFL recreation between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers, full with the hashtags #DieHardIsBack and #Ad.In the 15-second clip, Willis as McClane whistles as he walks towards a gaggle of menacing-looking individuals ready for him. He unzips his jacket and begins to take it off because it fades to black. Spliced in-between video footage is the message: “As one story ends, a new one begins.” Many followers on Twitter postulated {that a} sixth “Die Hard” movie may very well be on the horizon, however alas, that was not the case.Turns out, the franchise was merely selling DieHard model automobile batteries. In the two-minute advert, Willis returns to the McClane character and embarks on a harmful mission to get a brand new battery for his useless automobile. He jumps via the glass of an Advance Auto Parts retailer — which is the place the batteries may be bought — and should wiggle his manner via a vent and dodge many bullets to be able to begin his automobile once more.Of course, the clip included a number of easter eggs from the franchise, together with an look from McClane’s limousine driver, Argyle, and a scene through which McClane bashes an enemy over the top together with his personal model of automobile battery. The commercial ends with Argyle saying “Yippee ki yay,” to which McClane responds, “Hey, that’s my line!”Watch the complete advert under.More from VarietyBetter of VarietyJoin Variety’s Newsletter. For the newest information, observe us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.