Mel Gibson says he’ll direct Lethal Weapon 5, possibly for HBO Max release

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long simmer lethal weapon 5 The sequel might finally happen, and one of the stars of the franchise could end up behind the camera.

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Franchise director Richard Donner plans to run lethal Weapon He made the sequel himself before he passed away last summer, but now franchise legend Mel Gibson has confirmed he will take over as the new director.

,[Donner] was developing the script and he went very far with it,” Gibson reportedly told Sun, “And he said to me one day, ‘Listen baby, if I kick the bucket, you will.’ And I said: ‘Shut up.'”


“But he really passed away,” he continued. “At that time I didn’t say anything. He said this to his wife and to the studio and the producers. That’s why I’m directing the fifth.”

However, time limit Speaking of Gibson, who starred in and directed the first Lethal Weapon film since 1998, it’s not yet complete. lethal weapon 5 HBO Max will reportedly also leave theaters and premiere as the original film. Before Donner’s death, Richard Wenk (equalizer) prepared a draft for the script. Dan Lin and Jonathan Erich are producing the film.

Danny Glover and Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon 4.
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Gibson is a skilled director—he won an Academy Award for Best Director for Brave, He’s also helmed faceless man, the passion of christ, And Hacksaw Ridge, Gibson is also a polarizing figure in Hollywood after making anti-Semitic and racist remarks. Regardless, Gibson is once again getting high-profile projects, including a starring role in john wick prequel miniseries, continental,

Danny Glover co-starred with Gibson in the first four lethal Weapon movies. Within the films, Detective Roger Murtaugh (Glover) was initially concerned with the apparent death wish of his new partner, Detective Martin Riggs (Gibson). In the first installment, Riggs was dismayed by the death of his wife. Riggs and Murtaugh eventually became close friends during the three subsequent films.

lethal Weapon Movies have a tendency to increase the roster of characters with every sequel. Riggs and Murtaugh are assigned to protect Leo Getz (Joe Pesci). lethal weapon 2, and he returned for the following two sequels. Riggs found love again lethal weapon 3 When internal affairs investigator Sergeant Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) crosses his path. Finally, lethal weapon 4 Chris Rock as Detective Lee Butters, the husband of Murtaugh’s daughter, Ryan (Tracy Wolfe). So far, no actors have been confirmed beyond Gibson. lethal weapon 5,

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