Mel Gibson, Danny Glover & Richard Donner Returning For ‘Lethal Weapon 5’
It looks like the Lethal Weapon franchise isn’t over just quite yet. It has been revealed that Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and original director Richard Donner are all looking to return for a new Lethal Weapon sequel. The last film in this franchise came out 22 years ago, so can this original threesome still make it work?
Back in early 2018, director Richard Donner indicated that it was unlikely Lethal Weapon 5 would ever happen due to failed negotiations. However, he started to change his tune just a few months later, and fast-forwarding to now, producer Dan Lin has revealed that Lethal Weapon 5 is on track to eventually being made.
“We’re trying to make the last Lethal Weapon movie. And Dick Donner’s coming back. The original cast is coming back. And it’s just amazing. The story itself is very personal to him. Mel and Danny are ready to go, so it’s about the script” Lin said.
Lin, whose work in 2019 included Aladdin, IT Chapter Two and The Two Popes, already has ties to the Lethal Weapon franchise serving as an executive producer on the Fox TV show that ended last year. Per Richard Donner’s comments from two years ago, Lethal Weapon 5 is called Lethal Finale, and he described it as being a “very dark” and emotional conclusion to the film series.
We can’t wait to see what will eventuate.