Lethal Weapon is pretty much the epitome of 80s buddy cop movies. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover sparked up something fierce with their on-screen machismo and bubbling chemistry. The series stopped at Lethal Weapon 4 and fans have been wondering if the much-loved series will continue to its fifth iteration and regretfully, it never did. Rumours have been floating around surrounding Lethal Weapon 5 for ages, but they never had any concrete ground to stand on. However, Richard Donner, director and producer of the movies, has since said that the movie is not only real, but they just need the go-ahead from the studios in order to make it.
Donner said of the sequel:
It’s a story I came up with with Channing Gibson, the writer who wrote 4, and I’m just having to work it out with the studio. If everybody steps up and we all get together, we’ll make it. Mel and Danny are on board. If it doesn’t work out, at least we tried. But there’s a better chance that you will see the movie.
So, a couple of switches that need to be pulled and phone calls to be made and everything is good to go. The other thing is that both Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are completely on board to reprise their roles, meaning that this will be a pure sequel and not some strange reboot like Hollywood is prone to dabble in. The movie will simply be a trip down nostalgia avenue for most, but it will be a catharsis to see where the two partners finally end up.
Hopefully Murtaugh isn’t too old for this shit.
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