“We’re Gonna Get Bloody On This One, Rog”
Mel Gibson has confirmed he is on board to reunite with Danny Glover and original director Richard Donner for Lethal Weapon 5.
Gibson is currently promoting his new movie Fatman. During a recent chat with Good Morning America, the actor was asked if Lethal Weapon 5 was still happening.
Gibson didn’t have much to say in the way of specifics but he did confirm that Richard Donner is indeed working on it as we speak. Here’s what Gibson said –
“Absolutely. The man who was behind all of 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.”
Earlier this year, producer Dan Lin confirmed that the plan was to bring the entire original gang back together for the sequel. This is fairly significant as Richard Donner, who turned 90-years-old this year, hasn’t directed a movie since 16 Blocks back in 2006. But as he was behind the camera for all four previous movies, it seems fitting he wants to return to finish what he started.
Glover confirmed back in July that he has seen the script for Lethal Weapon 5. Glover told Variety –
“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.”
“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.”
Plot details for the sequel remain firmly under wraps. It also remains unclear how close the project is to become a reality.
The studio still needs to hand out the official green light and logistics need to be worked out.