Mel Gibson says Lethal Weapon 5 is "absolutely" happening

Justin Harp
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Riggs and Murtaugh haven't hung up their badges just yet, which means Lethal Weapon 5 is still in the works.

It was reported earlier this year that Danny Glover and Mel Gibson were attached to reprise their roles as the iconic buddy cops for a new adventure with director Richard Donner.

The announcement came pre-pandemic, so there has been little else announced about the sequel throughout this year — but that doesn't mean fans should give up on Lethal Weapon 5.

In fact, Mel Gibson was emphatic that the movie would be made during an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday (November 18) to promote his new Christmas movie Fatman.

Photo credit: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images
Photo credit: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images

When asked if he was working on Lethal Weapon 5, Gibson answered: "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."

Dan Lin shared the news earlier this year that Lethal Weapon 5 would most likely be "the last" entry in the film franchise.

"The story itself is very personal to him, and it's just amazing," the producer told The Hollywood Reporter in January. "The original cast is coming back. Mel and Danny are ready to go, so it's about the script."

Lethal Weapon 4 was released all the way back in 1998, and added Chris Rock to the ensemble cast.

Photo credit: Fox
Photo credit: Fox

A spin-off TV series, recasting the roles of Riggs and Murtaugh with Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans, aired for three seasons on Fox in the US.

The show was ultimately cancelled when Seann William Scott replaced Crawford, after the Riggs actor had a highly-publicised falling out with co-stars and the Lethal Weapon creative team.

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