Leathal Weapon 5 is Happening

They are definitely too old for this shit now, but apparently a Lethal Weapon 5 is in the works. Its been 33 years since the first movie and 22 years since Lethal Weapon 4.

Dan Lin, the producer of the franchise says the production process is still at the script stage, but director Richard Donner and stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover have agreed to come back.

If this movie actually gets completed I’ll have to go into it with an open mind, but it seems a little goofy to bring this franchise back at this point in the game with the original stars. Is it going to be Lethal Weapon in the vein of Logan or something. That’d be hilariously awesome.

Mel Gibson is 64 and Danny Glover is 74, so I’d hope at the point the movie starts Riggs and Murtaugh are both retired. Richard Donner is 89 and hasn’t directed since 2006.  Also if its in the script stage I’d say the movie is at least 2 years away if not more, so they are going to be that much older by the time it comes out. Its been a long time since I’ve seen Danny Glover play a very physical role in a movie. I’m sure Mel Gibson is still in pretty good shape though. Hopefully he brings the mullet back at least.

The movies were adapted into a TV show format a couple of years ago, but the show was eventually cancelled because both of the lead actors quit the show.

Odd this move comes the day after I saw Loaded Weapon 1. A movie that spoofs Lethal Weapon. What an awesome movie. They should really made a Loaded Weapon 2.