Mel Gibson Confirms That 'Lethal Weapon 5' is A 'Maybe'
Last month we heard rumours that LAPD best buds Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) may be reuniting in a return of the action comedy film franchise Lethal Weapon.
Now it's official: Lethal Weapon 5 may be a goer. Gibson has confirmed that he has been in talks with co-star Glover and Richard Donner, director of all four Lethal Weapon films to date.
Gibson has admitted keeping in touch with his movie collaborators and has confirmed that he and Donner met up with Glover in Los Angles to discuss the sequel, saying it's a 'maybe'.
Glover is currently starring in a revival of the play Yohen, which the 61-year-old originally starred in in the late 1990s.
When asked whether fans will get to see the pair back in action, Mel told U.S. TV breakfast show Good Morning America: "You know, I went to see Dan the other night. He was doing a theatre production in L.A. of a play he made great 17 years ago, he reprised it. I went to see him with Donner... so we got to talking, so yeah, maybe."
It's been a long time since Gibson and Glover last portrayed Riggs and Murtaugh as Lethal Weapon 4 was released in 1998. For that reason, it's valid to ask whether fans will still be interested in the long dormant franchise.
The stars seem to think so, as last month reports suggested that Gibson, Glover and Donner had been speaking with Warner Bros. bosses to make the sequel a reality. However, there was no official confirmation of talks until Gibson's comment.
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The last time Gibson and Glover came together in public was to respect Donner at a career tribute at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where Mel hailed the Superman director as a 'fucking genius'. Strong praise there.
While Gibson has being concentrating on his own work as a director in recent years, winning praise for his recent film Hacksaw Ridge, he has been enjoying working solely as an actor again.
Mel is currently promoting the Christmas comedy Daddy's Home 2 in which he starred as the on-screen father to Mark Wahlberg's character Dusty. Doesn't sound like a classic, but hey, it pays the bills.
"It's nice to have a change of pace and it's good not to have to deal with the responsibility of the logistics of directing a film, and a serious film like [Hacksaw Ridge] too," he said.
"It was good to lay back, let another director do their thing, and just kinda show up and be a good soldier for a change."
It looks like we'll have to wait until the New Year for more news on Lethal Weapon 5. We've already waited nineteen years, so another few months is nothing really, is it?
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