Lethal Weapon 5 Being Considered By Warner Bros
According to Deadline, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and director Richard Donner are in serious talks with Warner Bros for a fifth Lethal Weapon.
A belated sequel to the iconic action franchise has been talked about for years, but a continued lack of interest from Donner, Gibson, and Glover kept the project in limbo. However, in recent years, the trio has been open to the idea, and Lethal Weapon 4 writer Channing Gibson is currently putting a script together.
Far be it from me to cast dispersions, but in the first Lethal Weapon, Glover's Roger Murtaugh had just celebrated his 50th birthday and coined the now well worn "I'm too old for this shit" catchphrase. Well, it has been thirty years since the first movie landed in cinemas, which would make Murtaugh at least 80 years old in the proposed sequel. Surely he must have retired from active duty by now. That said, Richard Donner is 87 and if he's ready for another Lethal Weapon then I'm prepared to see a geriatric Riggs and Murtaugh.
We very nearly got a Lethal Weapon movie reboot starring Chris Hemsworth, but that version was abandoned when a TV series from Fox was given the go ahead. While it lacks the bite and sudden bursts of violence, the Lethal Weapon TV series wasn't awful and had great chemistry between leading men Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans. The second season recently launched in the US and arrives in the UK on ITV2 later this year.
Mel Gibson is back on our screens later this month joining Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and John Lithgow in Daddy's Home 2.