By Creative Media TimesProducer Dan Lin has stated recently that Lethal Weapon 5 may in fact come to fruition, with original cast duo Mel Gibson and Danny Glover returning.
The statement came from Lin during a Hollywood Reporter roundtable discussion. “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 has produced “Lethal Weapon” TV series which run for three seasons on Fox, from 2016 to 2019, as well as films “The Two Popes” and “The Lego Movie.”
Gibson and Glover recently appeared in Daddy’s Home 2 and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, respectively.
Lethal Weapon 5 has been mentioned by series director Richard Donner a few times since the release of Lethal Weapon 4 in 1998. But in 2008, Donner expressed skepticism about the fifth film and the difficulties to get it made.
“I’m ready to do 5. It’s called Lethal Finale. It’s very dark. And we were all set to go and now Warner Bros. is doing their old-fashioned tricks,” Donner said during the interview. I wanted to end it on an emotional note, and I don’t think it’s gonna happen.” Donner has not directed a film since 2006’s “16 Blocks”.
There’s no official confirmation nor release date at the moment for Lethal Weapon 5.
The hugely successful buddy cop film series begun in 1987 featuring LAPD detectives Martin Riggs (played by Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (played by Glover). The series was created by screenwriter Shane Black who went on to direct Iron Man 3 and 2018’s The Predator.