Lethal Weapon 5 Update: Mel Gibson Says It Is "Absolutely On The Way"
The last 'Lethal Weapon' movie was released in 1998.
Mel Gibson has confirmed that Lethal Weapon 5 is "absolutely on the way".
The 64-year-old actor informed fans that director Richard Donner is working on a new movie in the action franchise, which will see him and Danny Glover reprise their roles as LA detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, respectively.
Asked on Good Morning America if the movie is still happening, Gibson said: "Yeah! No absolutely.
"And the man who was behind all that — the man who brought it to the screen and gave it the goodies is working on it right now: Richard Donner. He's a legend."
Producer Dan Lin —– who worked on the Lethal Weapon TV series — revealed earlier this year that he and Donner were working on reviving the action buddy cop series, 22 years after the release of Lethal Weapon 4.
Back in the day: Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as LAPD cops Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh in 1987's 'Lethal Weapon'. The movie spawned three sequels — 'Lethal Weapon 2' (1989), 'Lethal Weapon 3' (1992) and 'Lethal Weapon 4' (1998) — and a TV series starring Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford (who was later replaced by Seann William Scott).
Lin said: "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 is very personal to him."
Glover previously revealed that he had seen a version of the movie's script and teased that it has "relevance" to current events.
The 74-year-old star said: "There has been a conversation about that in January. I don't want to give away the plot on the script I read, but I found the plot had very strong relevance to some of the things that are happening today. I can say that.
"But that was in January. History changes so fast ... But yes, there's been talk about it. There is something of a plan."
Glover added that the new flick could focus on the impact of protests against racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd in the United States.
He remarked: "It would be interesting to see how we take this within the political framework we are in; the economic framework we are in.
"And especially that framework as opposed to the communities that have been affected by the kind of police violence, the kind of police standards, and the power that they exert as well.
"What would be interesting from that vantage point is what that attempt could be like at this particular moment."
Watch Gibson's interview on Good Morning America here:
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