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Heather Snowden

Bruce Willis might have been rocking cinema screens since 1980 (his first appearance was in The First Deadly Sin playing a character simply listed as "Man Entering Diner as Delaney Leaves," no less), but does the 61-year-old show any signs of slowing down nearly four decades on? No, no he does not.

If you loved him in or , you’ll be dying to know the next films where you can watch him in action. Unless you’re a die-hard fan, you might not know what upcoming Bruce Willis releases there are set to be and what she's up to in 2017. So to help keep you on top of his anticipated new movie releases, we've made a handy list of the next Bruce Willis films. From to , the latest flicks from him should get fans excited for these movies coming out.

1. Once Upon a Time in Venice

(Once Upon a Time in Venice - Credit: RLJ Entertainment)
(Once Upon a Time in Venice - Credit: RLJ Entertainment)
  • Release date: June 16, 2017
  • Director: Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen
  • Cast: Jason Momoa, Bruce Willis, Elisabeth Röhm

A directorial debut from the Cullen brothers (the duo behind multiple primetime hits like NBC's Heist and Lucky for FX), Going Under is a comedy revolving around a private detective whose dog is pinched by a gang and the gang leader forcing him to work a few jobs before giving his pooch back. Sounds ridiculous, brilliantly ridiculous. And I'll give you one guess as to which character Brucey plays. Yup, you got it — the detective. Also known as Going Under.

2. First Kill

  • Release date: July 21, 2017
  • Director: Steven C. Miller
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Hayden Christensen, Gethin Anthony

While little is known about this upcoming action thriller directed by Steven C. Miller (Marauders, The Aggression Scale) we can rest assured that this will be a role for which Willis is more than cut out. He'll star as a police chief working against the clock to solve a kidnapping involving a bank robber and a young boy held hostage — so I think it's safe to say we can expect some serious John McClane vibes here!

3. Death Wish

(Credit: Lionsgate Premiere)
(Credit: Lionsgate Premiere)
  • Release date: 2017
  • Director: Eli Roth
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue

Eli Roth has bagged Willis to star in his retelling of the '74 classic Death Wish, in the role of the reluctant vigilante made infamous by Charles Bronson. For those who've not seen the original movie, its narrative revolves around Paul Kersey — a regular man turned vigilante following his wife's murder and his daughter's sexual assault, leading him to murder would-be muggers on the streets of Manhattan.

4. Acts Of Violence

  • Release date: 2017
  • Director: Brett Donowho
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Shawn Ashmore

Roman's (Ashton Holmes) fiancee gets kidnapped by human traffickers and his brothers go out to find her and save her before it is too late.

5. The Bombing

  • Release date: 2018
  • Director: Xiao Feng
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, William Wai-Ting Chan, Wei Fan

The Bombing is a Chinese action war-drama set during World War II. Its narrative focuses on the Japanese bombing of Chongqing and depicts five different Chinese people fighting their way through Japanese air force attacks to protect an important military machine. As of yet there's no information on the character Willis will play, but undoubtably it'll be a key role that won't involve him reinvented as an East Asian solider.

6. Glass (Unbreakable)

  • Release date: January 18, 2019
  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, James McAvoy, Bruce Willis

A sequel to the book thriller Unbreakable by M. Night Shyamalan.

7. Die Hard Year One

  • Release date: TBA
  • Director: Len Wiseman
  • Cast: Bruce Willis

Wanted more Bruce Willis cop vibes? You got it! However, the sixth movie in the franchise, Die Hard Year One, will show John McClane as you've never seen him before. Cast your mind back to Die Hard OG, back in 1988 before he took down Hans Gruber (R.I.P.) in a skyscraper heist, then go further back and picture a time he was happily snuggled up to ex-wife Holly — that's the period this action drama will focus on. Here we'll finally see the origins of McClane as he struggles as a beat cop workin' NYC. However, how Willis will be incorporated into the script is yet to be seen.

8. Labor Of Love

  • Release date: TBA
  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Cast: Bruce Willis

Reuniting with director M. Night Shyamalan — the pair worked together on The Sixth Sense and UnbreakableLabor of Love will seemingly show Willis as a Philadelphia book store owner shortly after the love of his life dies under tragic circumstances. Haunted by a notion that he was never so open about his feelings for her, he embarks on a solo trek from Phili to Pacifica, CA, her favorite place, to show posthumously how much he loved her. Think Reese Witherspoon in Wild but with more facial hair.

Which Bruce Willis movie are you looking forward to the most?


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