Lethal Weapon 5 With Original Team Is Happening!
Posted 2017/10/27 0 0
A new report states Lethal Weapon 5 is possible, with the original team getting back together.
Deadline hears that Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Richard Donner are all huddling on the possibility of doing another film for the the Lethal Weapon franchise. Back in the late 1980s, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover teamed up for a buddy cop action/comedy. Little did they know that this would turn into a movie franchise that would span a decade and even get a reboot on television. Even in the years since Lethal Weapon 4 hit theaters, talks of one final installment have continued to pop up.
If this scenario comes to be, Lethal Weapon 5 would be written by Channing Gibson, who wrote Lethal Weapon 4. It is still very early in the process but all parties involved are reportedly onboard and want to make another film for Warner Bros. When the cast and crew reunited earlier this year on US TV to celebrate the franchise's anniversary, Mel Gibson first tipped that he'd been thinking about Lethal Weapon 5.
"You play off the fact that they're not as limber as they used to be and I think that would be fun," the actor said at the time.
Riggs and Murtaugh are already having all-new adventures on the new Lethal Weapon TV reboot, which stars Clayne Crawford as Riggs and Damon Wayans as Murtaugh. When Digital Spy spoke with the leads, Clayne Crawford admitted he initially had huge doubts about recasting characters as genre-defining as Riggs and Murtaugh.
"I heard about it. I said, 'This is a stupid idea'," Clayne quipped. "I even told my agents, I go, 'Well, someone's going to make a lot of money, but it ain't going to me. It's just not for me'. I could not be more grateful that I changed my mind."
He continued: "[Showrunner Matt] Miller asked to do Lethal Weapon. He wanted it, right? So that's different, as opposed to somebody going, 'Hey, go turn Howard the Duck into a TV series', and the writer thinking, 'Ah, I f**king hated that movie'.
"He wanted to do it. He was such a fan, and because he was a fan, he didn't want to be disrespectful in any way. He wanted to make sure that he did it some kind of justice."