Here’s an interesting piece of news that came out over the weekend; at a recent event called an Experience With Mel Gibson in the U.K., the actor confirmed he’ll be taking over directing duties on a fifth entry in the Lethal Weapon franchise after director Richard Donner passed away earlier this year.
According to E.T. Canada Melk Gibson stated Donner “was developing the screenplay and he got pretty far along with it. And he said to me one day, ‘Listen kid, if I kick the bucket you will do it.’ And I said: ‘Shut up.’ “But he did indeed pass away. But he did ask me to do it and at the time I didn’t say anything. “He said it to his wife and to the studio and the producer. So I will be directing the fifth one,” the star went on.
According to The Sun a source said: “As well as stepping up to direct ‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Mel is going to be starring in it. Fans of Riggs will be pleased to see him back on screen – older but not necessarily wiser. It is hoped Danny Glover will come back too and reprise his role of Roger Murtaugh.
I love Lethal Weapon as much as everyone else but I think the series ended just fine years ago so maybe we should let it lie. What do you think? Do you want to see Riggs and Murtaugh again?