A while back, Mel Gibson made a lot of Lethal Weapon fans happy when he announced that he would be taking up the mantle and make a fifth film even after prolific franchise director Richard Donner passed. Gibson stated that he would not only return as the iconic Martin Riggs along with Danny Glover’s Roger Murtaugh but that he would also helm the pic as well. Since then it’s been radio silent….
Well, doing press rounds for his latest film called Bandit, Gibson served up a much needed update for the film while speaking with Screen Rant. Unfortunately it looks like the shake up over at Warner Bros is the primary cause for the delay but Gibson still seems optimistic that it will eventually happen.
I really hope that Gibson still has enough pull to get this running as I’m one of the many who would love to see Riggs and Murtaugh battle out one more case even if they are too old for this shit. Lethal Weapon is bar none, one of the best buddy cop franchises ever and back in the day, these films were the perfect compliment of action, humor and heart. Stay tuned…
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