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It's John And Silent Bob!! Kevin Smith Will LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD!!

Published at: Jan. 3, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST by merrick

Merrick again...
Over the Holidays, an interesting casting tidbit slipped beneath many radars. I'm not sure this infobit got much play...if any play...on the Yuletide Geek Circuit, so I thought it might be worth a mention here. If I'm wrong, say so in the Talkbacks below. Kevin Smith (yes, THAT Kevin Smith) will appear alongside Bruce Willis in LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD. This is more than a cameo -- apparently his role took five days to shoot. You can read more about it HERE. Could be a lot of fun, or it could be roundly awkward and distracting. Given that this is a Len Wiseman movie, I'm betting on the latter. But...we'll see. Thanks to Roderick Usher for the heads up.
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  • Jan. 3, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Good lord.

    by Zarles

    Is this what happens when you just plain run out of shit from your high school days to make stupid movies about?

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Smith = Nerd power to the 2nd

    by Mace Tofu

    power.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    KEVIN SMITH GOTTA EAT

    by Pound Sand

    His role required five days to shoot? Just to say "Yippee-ki-yay, muthafuckahs?"

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Why Not Powell?

    by JeremyM1

    Why can't they just bring Powell back and make us all happy? Who wants to see Silent Bob in a Die Hard film?

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    or the third

    by Mace Tofu

    power. Anything to get us geeks into those seats lol

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    First "Catch & Release" and now this?

    by Joel@eeriepa

    What's up with the Smith? Caught that nasty acting bug that's been going around?

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Twenty bucks and a handjob says...

    by Zarles

    ...that ol' Kevvy Kev is the next film personality to fill Sly's seat in the AICN hot seat. This is gonna take some serious spin.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 9:02 p.m. CST

    dope smoking fools

    by Darth_Baltar

    kevin and jay have had too much weed

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    he must be some nerd tech guy

    by BadMrWonka

    but hey, you know his dialogue will be funny. Smith needs to be the first post-Sly question answerer. even though I'm not his biggest fan, he can tell a GREAT story, not afraid of giving fans unfettered access, and you know he would rip some of the talkbackers new ones that their mothers would have to sew back up. how about it Smith? you travel to colleges to do this shit, now you can do it from the privacy of your own computer! if you refer to the site as moviepoopshoot.com the whole time, that would be an added bonus.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    I am glad for Smith

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    ...that he is able to be in movies that he grew up liking. This is not about money or exposure. This is about treating oneself well.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Gotta love Smith!

    by Freefinger

    Fuck he's one of the best comedic writers out there. He actually takes chances. The whole Sexy Kelly and the Stud in Clerks 2, the conversations and not to mention he wrote in "Porch Monkey" in the movie and it was fucking hilarious to see the guys debating about it being racist or not, and then trying to "take it back"... Fuck he's a genious for all his shit. Better yet, go out there and rent or buy "Silent Bob Speaks", this video is great for all the inside stuff about Hollywood and the entertainment industr, Rock on Prince the lord of the unseen videos!<p>Clerks (the first) was great for the budget they shot it in, Mallrat never quite made it but still is a classic (not very good acting, I admit, be funny has hell), Chasing Amy, the good story, but not to great budget, was ok, but then the Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob! Man... Library classics... Hell even for all the haters out there of Jersey Girl, that was a feel good movie, believe me, if you have a young daughter and almost lost your wife in the delivery room, you'll understand this movie better. This is from personnal experience.<p>Man, him taking a role in this movie should be good. Doesn't mean he'll be all funny, but if he is.. then ... Watch out Mother Fu**ers!<P> I fhe decides to take on the TB's then better for us! This guy will dish it ALL out!

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    GEE WHIZ

    by kurdt420

    There is a big name Hollywood director appearing in a big name Hollywood movie. And you guys are surprised and waste the effort to complain. At least Kevin is getting a check for doin it. What are you guys getting out of it?

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Smith in "Daredevil"

    by The Krypton Kid

    What was most inappropriate about Smith's casting in Daredevil is that he was playing a character named Jack Kirby. The problem is that in a "Wizard Magazine" article in which Smith was promoting his Marvel Knights "Daredevil" project, he actually knocked Jack Kirby by saying he didn't see what the big deal about Kirby was. That just seems rather hypocritical.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    So is Kevin playing the PC guy in this?

    by Mace Tofu

    Kevin Smith will to to sell the Mac guy on the Joys of using a Windows PC to save the world while they other guy will push the power of the Mac PC to get the job done, Bruce will shoot them both just to shut them up. Could be a funny scene.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I want to know what Vern thinks of this.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Come on dude, start with the typing. I need an opinion, give it to me.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I'm confused as to which TZ ep he's referring to...

    by TheSeeker7

    Smith remarks about a Wes Craven directed installment starring Willis in the "new Twilight Zone" that he could finally rewatch now that it was released on DVD. Did he mean the CBS version that lasted for about 1 season's worth in 2002? Because I just looked at an episode log for that and I did not see that particular title listed. Anybody?...... oh and for the love of god, please give the "(X) gotta eat", it was funny for exactly 11 seconds and is no more. That's part of what I'm so tired of already with this fucking internet, one little mindnumbingly stupid catchphrase gets started and just like the Fight Club-esque "His name is Robert Paulson" moronic sheep, everyone has to go on repeating it ad infinitum -- and it's not even funny!! grr

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I dont want that DORK next to John McClane.....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I don't want chubby walking in and cramping Bruce's style. Come on! (No offense Mr. Smith) McClane is the essence of cool....Silent Bob is the essence of smelly comic book convention impersonators. (No offense smelly people)<BR><BR> First they put that Apple guy in this movie....now this? They had better both explode by the end of the movie.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    The Kevin Smith Man Person..

    by BlueMeep

    Kevin Smith he talk so much but I enjoy his talk, it like a song to me that goes on for 4 hours. He can talk very well for being man with love and bread and butter. Clerks 2 was something of a movie, I Love first movie it make me want to lose my man hood to a nice person that would be willing to steal it from me. Rape. Kevin Smith likes to act like ever actor likes to Direct a movie. Mel Mel. There are many happy things in life and the bob bob silentness and jay one are worth the happy that they share upon us, us being the people of the world and ones that watch us while nude in the release room. I like the Kevin Smith man, he must like me too for I buy his dvds and make him happy man :D he will smile at me for I buy so many dvds from this superman man. I like him so much I want him to have my children. I want him to el fuck my wife and bless me with the hairy face child that I have asked for in my slomber time. I wanna see the Clerks 3 and the Last Crusade! Clerks was a great movie about the quarter life crisis that affects the youth :)

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Once Again Aintitcool Is a Day Late & A Dollar Short

    by zigmondsrh

    If you are a myspace friend of Kevin's you received this bulletin from him a couple of weeks ago. Nice story!

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Will Smith wear his usual outfit?

    by BigTuna

    Y'know, something a guy 25 years younger might wear.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    well simon pegg didnt ruin MI3

    by misnomer

    man I hope this movie is good....the script review on here was, heres hopin wiseman doesnt completely fuck it up

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 10:27 p.m. CST

    oh, oh i get it. you were

    by SaluteYourShorts

    oh, oh i get it. you were making a, making a joke. that's sooo funny. do you write your own material? because i just...i just can't imagine anyone being funnier than, funnier than you are. that was so fresh.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Great, another self aware "look kids, it's Kevin Smith"

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...fucking appearance. Just what the world, and this film (didn't) need. Fuck me...

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Whatever...

    by ewokstew

    Some of the people working behind the counter of his comic shop in Westwood are anti-social dingbats. Here's some wish fullfillment for ya, Kev' : employ some people who give a crap.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    okay Wiseman

    by Vern

    you dice-rolling, American culture disrespecting motherfucker. You have just cancelled my open-mindedness and naive optimism toward your punk ass. Please cancel the movie immediately and apologize to the world for what you have done. You will not be forgiven but at least we will not burn down your mansion like Buford Pusser did to that strip club in Walking Tall part 3. thanks for your understanding bud.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST

    TheSeeker7

    by RodneyOz

    There was also a revival of th Twilight Zone in 1985. Bruce Willis appeared in an adaptation of Harlan Ellison's brilliant short story "Shatterday", which is presumably the episode being mentioned. Oddly I don't remember it being directed by Wes Craven (who I think directed a different episode in that series, called something like 'Nightseekers' which was a little like Joe Dante's 'Homecoming'...) but it may have been. But it's definitely 'Shatterday' from 1985 he's talking about.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Verns a Plant

    by kurdt420

    nuff said

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Well

    by QuinnTheEskimo

    The trailer looked like it could be a good action movie, but just didn't look like Die Hard. I'm not going to pass judgement on an appearance by Kevin Smith until I see it, and frankly it seems like his presence might be the least of this film's worries (Len Wiseman's involvement seems much more dangerous). Also, I have to admit, the ...GOTTA EAT things have been making me laugh. Damn you Michael Bay was dumb, but this one I kind of enjoy.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Also

    by QuinnTheEskimo

    Vern needs to descend from his Olympian throne to let us mere mortals feel his presence in talkbacks more often.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    TheSeeker7

    by RenoNevada2000

    He's referring to the TZ revival from the mid-80s. Willis was in the episode "Shatterday" written by Harlan Ellison. I think he did the episode and an episode of Miami Vice before Moonlighting.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    John McClane has some splaining to do...

    by nomihs

    How is this good news for us Die Hard fans? I like K. Smith but his inclusion should be no more hindersome than the guy from that Urkel show.

  • Jan. 3, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Smith was fine in...

    by casinoskunk

    Daredevil

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Yippee-Ki-Yay, Mr Fletcher!

    by Kasch

    This keeps looking less and less like Die Hard film and more like "Random Hollywood Action Flick #3904." They should just change the name to 'Mercury Rising 2: Bald Harder.'

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Haters are lame. Go Kevin!

    by ScienceMan

    I wish I could be in a Die Hard movie. But I am not famous and never did anything that would put me infront or behind a camera. Smith did. He got known for it. Some people like him, some don't, but the fact remains that he has followed his dreams by backing them up with hard work and one of the unforeseen benefits of this is that he gets to appear in a Die Hard film. Good for you, Kevin. Now maybe I will get off my ass and do something creative instead of surfing sites like this all day.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    I'll second that

    by kurdt420

    good on ya ScienceMan

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Vern, hold up...

    by TELF

    Maybe Smith is completely mute for all his scenes. Until the last one where he begins to wax philosophic and Brucie fucking just strangles him with a chain while promising to cook him and eat him. Could happen. Lets try and keep positive.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Has anybody on this production seen "Die Hard"?

    by Press Lenox

    As much as I like Kevin Smith, this just does not seem like a good idea on ANY level. Way to go Fox.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2 a.m. CST

    darthcaifan2

    by ewokstew

    Hate me, huh, douchebag? You don't even know me and that's the problem. You probably hate 90% of the people who walk in the store because every "fucktard" face you see, including mine, reminds you of the guy who beat the shit out of you and or berated you on a daily basis back in high school. And your response does nothing but confirm what I said about your geek ass. Get a life and go work at a real comic shop you social fuckin' degenerate.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Yep

    by ewokstew

    Had to be said.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Well, it worked wonders for Scream 3

    by BitterMan23

    That sequel in no way disappointed, right?? yeah!! <br> <br> usually when i cry at a bruce willis movie its because he just blew himself up to save the world, or decided to go to fun chow. this is not the same. this is much, much gayer.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Kevin Smith bagged on JACK KIRBY?!?

    by Triumph poops!

    Waaaaaaait a minute. Smith actually was retarded enough to say he didn't see "what the big deal about Jack Kirby was"? Jack fucking Kirby, the absolute KING of comics??? Man, for that alone I hope this talentles fat fuck is a major casualty onscreen, ideally the person who bites it when that car flies into the chopper and explodes (as seen in the trailer). For being such a clueless moron, seeing a hack like Smith go BOOM onscreen would be reason enough to now see this movie!

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Telf

    by Vern

    I guess it might be funny if he is just a background thug like Al Leong, gets tossed off the side of a building and impaled on a fence or something. That would be a good applause moment. I guess I could go for this. Still, Wiseman, you better watch your ass.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2:07 a.m. CST

    MCMLXXVI

    by The Dum Guy

    Semper Fie... or is it Simple Pie?

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST

    H wrtoe this one or two weeks ago in his MySpace Blog

    by DerLanghaarige

    So this isn't news.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST

    also, ewoks right

    by BitterMan23

    ive been to that store 3 times and every time the guys at the counter (inc the guy who made that awful clown rape movie, i forget his name) were pretty rude and seemingly had no idea about anything beyond what they had on the counter in front of them. the clown rape guy i can understand being surly, but the others? fuck em. the selection sucks anyway and all the shit is way overpriced.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Vern?

    by The Dum Guy

    Where the hell is your "Top Ten" list of '06? I really don't care, but I'm sorta interested? (can't be worse than Massa's).

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST

    What a bag...

    by Jay Jay

    ... of douche.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 2:59 a.m. CST

    lol, not news?

    by BadMrWonka

    I love that this is "not news" because of kevin smith's myspace blog. what if, let's say, you don't happen to be a myspace friend of kevin smith. would that mean this is news? OK, cos I'm not. thanks. <br><br>it's one thing if it's on another movie site (although I still don't see why people froth at the mouth if this site posts something that's been elsewhere) but kevin smith's myspace page? calm down kiddos.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 3:07 a.m. CST

    QuinnTheEskimo

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    duuuuude, dont encourage this "GOTTA EAT" bullshit...im trying to get it bannished! <P> meh, i love die hard, i like kevin smith...wont ruin the movie for me.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Why not bring back Argyle?

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    As much as I like Kevin Smith, a cameo by him doesn't feel appropriate for a Die Hard at all. Also, it suggests Len Wiseman doesn't understand what makes these films work. I hope this rumour isn't true.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST

    the dum guy

    by Vern

    Not a top ten list, but similar: <p> http://www.geocities.com/outlawvern/VTILII.html

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Wow can this news be any older

    by dioxholster

    i mean i knew about this way back ago before he even filmed it, bruce willis just wants all those hip people in his movie to get the cash in. you can even check kevin smith's blog on myspace where he raves about bruce willis and how cool he is.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Getting a post

    by BannedOnTheRun

    that touches Vern's black box is seven years' good luck.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Why the hate on Len Wiseman?

    by Doc_Strange

    The guy put out two solid Underworld films, he also got some good performances out of his actors. The movies themselves were actually better than they should have been, in fact I own them both. Seriously, this guy would have been a much better choice to direct Transformers.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Five days to film?

    by mrfan

    I guess those one liners must be tought to say. Good thing he didn't write the script. Everyone would be still waiting for it.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 4:55 a.m. CST

    I don't hate Len Wiseman

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I thought the first Underworld was enjoyable in a hokey, comic book-ish way. Trouble is, the second one was dire, and I'm not sure if his sensibility is right for Die Hard. Die Hard is not about big cartoony action. I always liked John McClane because he seemed like a real guy who was getting the shit kicked out of him but he kept going anyway. Obviously, there's an exaggeration to the films, but it's old school exaggeration and not this new style of film where everyone does kung fu like we have moon gravity and cars are thrown about like baked bean cans. In fact, given the style of film he does, I agree that Transformers might have been much more his thing (as long as that didn't mean we got a Michael Bay Die Hard).

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Stupid Talkbackers

    by Captain RawBeard

    You know Justin Long was acting and starring in films before he started doing those Mac Adverts, so I dont know why everyone is hating him because he is still acting and starring in films. And now with the news that Kevin Smith has a role in it all you Talbackers are whinging about the film. Jesus Fucking Christ. You havent even seen the film. YES it MIGHT be crap, but dont you think it has the same chance of being GOOD? <br> <br> Just for the record Kevin Smith's cameo in Daredevil was alright.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 5:23 a.m. CST

    I don't hate Len Wiseman.

    by DerLanghaarige

    I just think that someone, who haven't made a watchable film yet, shouldn't take over a classic Franchise like Die Hard. Hell, I am able to enjoy some Uwe Boll-Films, but I couldn't finish Underworld!!!

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 6:27 a.m. CST

    If you hate...

    by Captain RawBeard

    If you hate the fact that Kevin Smith is in Die Hard 4 then you are just a jealous school boy. I wish I had a cameo in Die Hard 4. Good on you Kevin Smith for getting a role in this film.<br> <br> Also you hating talkback scum you dont even though in what context Kevins cameo is, or what it will be like, just judging in advance as always becuase you are narrow minded fucks

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Captain RawBeard

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I don't think most people object to Smith doing cameos in other films (well, I don't anyway). What seems weird is that it's this particular film he's cameoing in. I like Kevin Smith myself, but Die Hard has never been about quirky cameos by directors or any kind of stunt casting. Add that to a director who's only track record is in making cartoony action films, and maybe that's why people are concerned.<p>I apologise if this makes me a narrow minded fuck. Since you're more of an open minded fuck, can suggest an appropriate scenario for a Kevin Smith cameo in a Die Hard film?

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Bollocks

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    The missing word there is 'you'. Can 'you' suggest an appropriate scenario for a Kevin Smith cameo in a Die Hard film?<p>I'm interested to hear what you think. Is there a way to do it without it being cheesy or immediately throwing the geek audience out of the film altogether?

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    John Tucker Must Die Hard

    by Spandau Belly

    bring it on!

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 7 a.m. CST

    I think Kevin Smith should be in a scene

    by just pillow talk

    where he throws two fallen angels out of a moving train.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    He should just be leaning against a wall the whole time

    by rev_skarekroe

    Smokin' a cigarette.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Franklin T Marmoset

    by Captain RawBeard

    I agree if it was a quirky cameo,but who knows what the cameo will be. Look at Simon Pegg in Mission Impossible 3, when I heard that I thought it would be a quirky stupid cameo and it turned out he was the best thing about that film. Now I am NOT saying that this will apply here. but Kevin Smiths role may be different to what people expect and CANNOT be judged before it is seen. I dont have any idea what it would be but if it was along the same lines as his appearence in Daredevil then I dont see a problem at all.<br> <br> I am looking foward to Live Free or Die Hard and am expecting it to be like Die Hard 3. If it matches that then I am happy.<br> <br> I would prefer the film to be more like the first Die Hard but doubt that will happen.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Franklin T Marmoset

    by Captain RawBeard

    I agree if it was a quirky cameo,but who knows what the cameo will be. Look at Simon Pegg in Mission Impossible 3, when I heard that I thought it would be a quirky stupid cameo and it turned out he was the best thing about that film. Now I am NOT saying that this will apply here. but Kevin Smiths role may be different to what people expect and CANNOT be judged before it is seen. I dont have any idea what it would be but if it was along the same lines as his appearence in Daredevil then I dont see a problem at all.<br> <br> I am looking foward to Live Free or Die Hard and am expecting it to be like Die Hard 3. If it matches that then I am happy.<br> <br> I would prefer the film to be more like the first Die Hard but doubt that will happen.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Franklin T Marmoset

    by Captain RawBeard

    I agree if it was a quirky cameo,but who knows what the cameo will be. Look at Simon Pegg in Mission Impossible 3, when I heard that I thought it would be a quirky stupid cameo and it turned out he was the best thing about that film. Now I am NOT saying that this will apply here. but Kevin Smiths role may be different to what people expect and CANNOT be judged before it is seen. I dont have any idea what it would be but if it was along the same lines as his appearence in Daredevil then I dont see a problem at all.<br> <br> I am looking foward to Live Free or Die Hard and am expecting it to be like Die Hard 3. If it matches that then I am happy.<br> <br> I would prefer the film to be more like the first Die Hard but doubt that will happen.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Captain RawBeard

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Thanks for responding, respondinger, and then responding with a vengeance! Very appropriate. <p>The difference with Simon Pegg, I think, is that he's an actor. Having an actor play a part in a film is less a cameo and more... well, acting. Kevin Smith is a writer, director, very funny public speaker, and a man who will be instantly recognised by the geek crowd as Kevin Smith and not whatever part he is playing.<p>For what it's worth, I'm looking forward to Live Free Or Die Hard, too. I'm a big Bruce Willis fan and this is the series that made him, after all. I just hope they're not going off into a direction that won't feel like a new John McClane adventure.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    just pillow talk and rev_skarecroe

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    How about an extended monologue, toward the end of the film, where Silent Bob sets John McClane straight about a few things?<p>'You're just chasing Holly, man. Just chasing Holly.'

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Calm down Cap.

    by Mace Tofu

    I have all those Mac commecials on the DVR and have paid to see all of Kevin's stuff. So I do think most of the bitchin' here is in good fun. Having Smith play some guy spouting off conspiracy theories or having Justin Long not being able to work a PC running an older version of windows would be funny even in a die hard film. Hell ! I would watch a Die Hard TV show each week ( But Jerry Doyle would have the McClane role on TV lol)

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Franklin T Marmoset

    by just pillow talk

    Perhaps he should be at the end of all movies, setting our main characters straight about whatever troubles/demons they are facing? Perhaps he could have saved Anakin or Jean Grey?

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Vern MUST be in it, too

    by CuervoJones

    He deserves it

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    this movie is looking worse and worse

    by triplefive

    hate! hate! hate! hate! hate! hate!

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    triplefive

    by just pillow talk

    I also heard that John McClane will have flames tatooed on his sides.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    didnt mean to triple post

    by Captain RawBeard

    Franklin T Marmoset. over here in England Simon Pegg is huge in the geek community - he has been in several tv shows. Spaced being the best. <br><br>Now I have enjoyed most of Kevin Smith's films, liked his Stand Up type thing and his run on Daredevil. I understand the Geek world would instantly recognise him but same goes for Samuel L Jackson. I know Kevin is not an actor like Samuel L Jackson, he is a film maker first who gave himself a role in his films, but I believe we should give him a chance with what is a big thing for him. He might fuck it up but lets see what role he has got, what he has got to do and how he does it before we judge it or him

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    I think he's trying to outdo Pegg

    by Purgatori

    Cause you know it's just going to be him being a tech geek. And Simon did it way better in a movie that's going to wind up being way better.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Censorship reigns!

    by Sledge Hammer

    Thanks for deleting my post "powers that be". Apparently my first post that simply stated that this sucks is just fine and dandy, but later on when I explained, in a rational, non abusive way exactly why I think this casting sucks, and what I think is so bad about this kind of stunt casting in general, *that* gets deleted. Nice. <p>Regardless, I still say that stunt casting famous people just because their famous is one of the worst trends in hollywood. Kevin Smith didn't earn this role, he wasn't cast in this role for his talent as an actor, or for what he could bring to the film, because he's not an actor, and he can't act, and the truth of the matter is that all he brings to the table is yet another tired variant of his usual Kevin Smith schtick. All this is is yet another case of insert name celebrity pandering, no different than if they put Paris Hilton in the film as a "ditzy self absorbed heiress". It's cloying self aware celebrity handjob bullshit. I mean call me crazy, but I'd rather have real actors in my films, playing actual characters, not stunt casting celebrities and shoehorning them in just because they can, or because someone wanted it. Nothing about that serves the film, all it serves is the ego of the celebrity in question. After all this isn't The Player, it's supposed to be a fucking Die Hard movie. And while I doubt it'll be a film destroyer, I still think it's an absoulte bullshit move that'll ultimately prove to be nothing more than a distraction in the final film.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I hope after Die Hard 4

    by INWOsuxRED

    Kevin Smith comes out with another home video where he congradulates himself and tells you how great he is in his cameos. You know, for the fans.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    We need more Smarmy, Smartass, Elitist Characters

    by hatespeech

    it just makes the movie going experience so much more fun to download.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    The Captain and the pillow

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Captain RawBeard - Over here in England, I also like Simon Pegg and enjoyed his appearance in MI3. I just think this is different, like when Steven Spielberg popped up in The Blues Brothers or Quentin Tarantino was on Alias. It sends a bizarre 'whatthefuck?' message to your brain that's not the same as the 'Hey, it's Samuel L' message you get from actors. We'll see, I suppose.<p>just pillow talk - I like that idea very much. Maybe you should pitch the idea of a Silent Bob television show where Bob shows up at important moments in other people's films to offer advice. 'All this violence won't bring your parents back, Bruce Wayne' or 'The human race isn't as bad you think, Snake Plissken' or 'You have to stop eating all these people, Hannibal Lector' and so on.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    KEVIN SMITH = CREATIVE MEDIOCRITY AT IT'S FINEST

    by JaPra

    Kevin Smith [with the exception of Dogma] has walked the long road to the middle. His films are and have been predictable, his skills as a writer, highly overrated, making quite the mediocre package. I'd love to be proven wrong.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    dhard with my schwein

    by artie langes nut

    love die hard, have no hope for this movie at all

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Frank and lin

    by just pillow talk

    I was also thinking that he can appear in front of various movies and warn the people that they are in a shitty movie and to get out while they can. Harrison Ford would have been visited multiple times recently. Oh, and he would have told Rob Schneider to just stop, just stop.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    I'd much rather Bay directed DH4 with Wiseman on TF

    by BitterMan23

    I have zero interest in transformers other than bay. Besides, Bay made the best "Die Hard in a ______" movie (The Rock). AND he made Willis' finest action film outside of DH. Underworld is boll-level garbage. If the two films swapped directors id be as excited as i should be for Die Hard 4 and sparing myself from reading transformers stories just in case there's a mention of what bay will do next.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    "like when Steven Spielberg popped up in The Blues..."

    by pip1345

    "like when Steven Spielberg popped up in The Blues Brothers" Are you seriously comparing that over-the-top COMEDY to this so-called serious action film? It was NOT jarring when Spielberg popped up in Blues Brothers because it was BLUES BROTHERS for goddamn sake. Can you imagine Groucho Marx twitching his eyebrows and cigar in tandem as John McClane's sidekick in the first Die Hard? Well, yes, so can I, I guess, and it would have been pretty damn near awesome, but that's fucking Marx, man--and when you get right down to it, Kevin Smith is no Groucho Marx. Not by a long shot.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST

    ROUNDLY, INDEED

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    ha ha ha, Kevin Smith sucks

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Henchman Blog: Who Is This Fat One?

    by Buzz Maverik

    I tell Boss Man,"Okay, in perfect act of terror, you think this time there isn't one thing you didn't bargain for. Because you bargain for Bald One, obviously. You even bargain for Pony Tailed one in case we go straight to video; ditto for Eurotrash One. No need to bargain for Tax Evading Soul Brother. But you did not bargain for Fat One!" I don't care. If Fat One is hostage, I will stop henching before I guard him. Fat ones are often fartulent. Hench has queasy stomach. I would rather have Bald One shooting two .45s held sideways or AK-47S at me or kung fu fighting. At least Bald One's colon can still digest protien. Maybe Fat One will be henching for Boss Man. He can slap fight Mac One while Hench and Bald One do the funky ninja!

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Henchman Blog Continued: Argyle Okay, But No Theo.

    by Buzz Maverik

    Always I laugh when Argyle knocks out hench who was driving van. In Soviet Special Ops, you would be unit bitch if Limo Sissy could knock you out. Only Bald One can knock you out. In recent news, sunuvabitch Theo is getting out of jail. We have history, Theo and I. Hench is not so computer savvy (pardon the fucker out of me, I was learning to kill Afghani with bare hands while Theo plays Super Pac Man Brothers in MTV video arcade). He keep deleting my Cayman Islands account and sending my wherebouts to Fucking Bureau of Investigations and when I go to K-Bar him, he say he is just fuckering with me and Boss Man say,"Keep K-Bar out of base of Theo's skull, Hench, we need him to operate computer who the fucker else is going to do it, you?" I get back. I send Theo's resume to Hans Gruber. At same time, I go on job interview with Colonel Stuart but he say, "Sorry, Hench, I know we go way back in military but I only working with guys who were on my side." I get stuck fighting Mulleted One in THE TAKING OF BEVERLY HILLS 90210.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I like Kevin Smith. The guy rocks!

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    With all the hate out there, I thought I would nail my colours to the mast and make a stand. <p> Good movie maker, fan friendly, not a bad actor, great friend, and all round nice guy. I know who I would rather smoke a fatty with. <p> And now the flaming begins. What can man do against such reckless hate?

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    I don't blame Kevin Smith

    by Vern

    That's why I railed on Wiseman in my talkback and not on Smith. Of course Smith accepted the role. It would be hard to turn down a cameo in a DIE HARD movie. Any one of us would've done it. Harry would've done it. Howie Mandel would've done it. MC Hammer would've done it. Jay Leno would've done it. Ponch would've done it. Weird Al Yankiovic would've done it. But none of us assholes SHOULD've done it because it's god damn DIE HARD, you don't need some out of place goofball thrown in there for wacky wink winks and nudge nudges.<p> He better be in a ski mask with no dialogue or I'm gonna be pissed.<p> As for this news being so old, if that's the case then why they fuck didn't you people warn us? I read the movie news, I got people forwarding me DIE HARD shit all the time, and I sure didn't hear it until it was here. But then again I am an adult so I am not on the Myspaces teen friendship fun page. If you kids find out any more grave news about DIE HARD, for the love of Benji you should tell the adults for now on instead of keeping it a secret. The public has a right to know.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Dennis Miller sucked way more

    by just pillow talk

    on MNF than in any movie appearance.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    This cameo > Clerks II > you > your mother's penis

    by performingmonkey

    Let's face it, Clerks II sucked harder than Pee Wee Herman at an 8th birthday party. ANYTHING Smith does now will be better than Clerks II. Live Free, Die Hard is still a fucking sucky title. Jesus Christ why god why?

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Wow. Random.

    by Reelheed

    Why?

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Smith contributes

    by Dr Gregory House

    Zeus Ahahahah. You threw away your marriage because you were to fucking stupid to pick up the phone. John McClain What, you think this is funny, hein? You're laughing at others misfortune? Zeus I'll bet you blame this shit on your wife too,right? John Well, my wife is a really stubborn women, yes. Silent Bob You know, there's a million fine lookin' women in the world, dude....Most of 'em just cheat on you.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    darthcaifan2

    by ewokstew

    And your size has what to do with you not getting beat up in high school? If your trying to intimidate it ain't working, Sasquatch. And what the fuck are you doing at 240 at 6 feet tall anyway? Crap, I'm 6'2" and weigh 220, pretty much what someone my height is suppose to weigh. Put down the Krispy Kremes or the barbells, shithead, your too damn big. Oh, yeah, one more thing... how's that minimum wage thing working out for at the comic store? Pinhead.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Okay

    by ewokstew

    It was fun but now I'm done.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Anybody see Smith's "Comedy Bits" on Leno?

    by BigTuna

    Wow! How not funny can one be. Am I suppose to laugh at this fat no talent?

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Oh fuck no.

    by UMAGA

    It wasn't enough that annoying bastard has to lend his voice to TMNT now I actually have to SEE him shit up the screen in Die Hard. <br><br> Even worse. Some dude was on Attack of the Show yesterday talking about movies in 07. He said he interviewed the director and one of the producers had a fantastic idea. The next movie should be a skyscraper..<br><br> Yeah..

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    KEVIN SMITH GOTTA STOP EATING!

    by Sledge Hammer

    Fat fucker. Sorry, couldn't resist. Now I feel dirty.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Vern wishes he had a myspace.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    How do get off calling Myspace a "teen fun page" If Kevin Smith, Rob Zombie, as well as countless other adult celebs have one? Why would you insult them like that? I'll be forwarding my Die Hard news to Harry's myspace. You can read it later like the rest of us........

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Yes, there should be a you in that sentence.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    !

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Who cares, as long as Willis calls him "Lunchbox"

    by S-Mart shopper

    Does Jay get a cameo as a strung out heroin addict?

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Mr Monkey, PeeWee was jackin' to 18 year olds not 8

    by Mace Tofu

    He was busted in a legal Adult theater by a undercover cop whos job was to sit in a porno theater all day watchin for men to whip it and then bust them red handed. Nice job if you can get it. The girls are 18 and over in those movies PeeWee was watching not 8 like you posted.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    haters

    by jedimindflayer

    just like the man himself says, he makes films because thats what he loves to do; the fact that he gets paid and some of us appreciate his work (personally, i thought 'clerks 2' was a better 'jersey girl' than 'jersey girl', if you're reading this, kevin. and i LIKED 'jersey girl')is a bonus. whats smith gotta do to get some love here? do a q&a ala sly? that would actually rock. could anyone make that happen? can i get some backup here?

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST

    s mart

    by jedimindflayer

    hells yeah! and bruce should wear that 70s show wig he had when he did his guest shot! that, or do a buffalo bill dance...

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Justin Long

    by INWOsuxRED

    was good in Idiocracy.

  • Jan. 4, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Pee Wee still had a five year contract with CBS

    by future help

    he grew tired of performing as Pee Wee...it was his own set-up to get out of the contract. TRUE STORY.

  • Jan. 5, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Calm down, pip1345

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    You're making the same point I am. You can get away with a weird 'hey, look, it's Steven Spielberg!' moment in Blues Brothers precisely because it's a comedy, whereas a similar Kevin Smith moment won't work in a Die Hard because it's jarring and doesn't fit.<p>In conclusion, we agree and are therefore best friends forever.

  • Jan. 5, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    kevin smith

    by jedimindflayer

    where are you?????? please post with your flaming black box wisdom to set the haters straight!!! or at least come on to humorously and cleverly point out our foibles...

  • Jan. 5, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    I've never seen one of Kev's movies...

    by Dark Knight Lite

    and I never intend to. He had one of his people contact me back in the late '90's to purchase an animation cel that I owned, and I refused. He had this person harass me again and again. Each time she called, she was more apologetic than the last, but "Kevin insisted" that she call. Clearly he can't take "no" for an answer. I don't support crybabies. Therefore, no Die Hard 4 for this Dark Knight.

  • Jan. 5, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    smith shit

    by Hoshi No Koe

    only dude who can be in his own ass it's like *magic*

  • Jan. 5, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Agent Sith

    by kentrel

    If you want a Battle Royale then I hope your weapon turns out to be a Light Sabre(tm).

  • Jan. 5, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    kevin smith

    by jedimindflayer

    you gonna sit back and take this? at least volunteer to ref this thing... jugfuckler vs agent sith!

  • Jan. 6, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    jugfuckler

    by jedimindflayer

    jugfuckler was from another thread a while ago regarding verns review of a dvd. the director of the movie(a former wrestler with the handle demon dave) posted to the talkback and called out vern, much the same way you are now with kevin smith, agent sith. juggfuckler posted a response in defence of vern, and essentially agreed to take verns place, claiming he was a grade-a badass (my words, not his). trust me, hilarity ensued; it turned out to be one of the longest talkbacks ever, if i recall correctly, and spawned a catchphrase used for a short time- jugfuckeled. i guess the better analogy would have been you vs. demon dave (for consistansy sake), but hey, i tried. at any rate, feel free to set up any cards you wish- i was only trying to offer a suggestion:) and hells yeah, keep on with the swag!!

  • Jan. 6, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    agent sith

    by jedimindflayer

    maybe the big guy is reading this; a battle royale at bnat9 would be interesting. maybe call it battle royale with cheese? there's already some pretty sweet goodie bags (from what i read); maybe someone could hack a halo game to throw in a uwe boll look-alike or something :)