Mel Gibson will reprise his roles as actor and director in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ franchise.


Mel Gibson will reprise his roles as both an actor and a director in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ franchise.

Even after the death of franchise director Richard Donner, Mel Gibson intends to make Lethal Weapon 5.

Gibson also wants to direct the film, claiming that one of Donner’s last wishes before he died was for Gibson to reprise his role as Martin Riggs.

It’s unclear whether Danny Glover will return, or if he’s finally had enough of this nonsense.

During an event in London over the weekend, Gibson, 65, confirmed the project was in the works himself, according to The Sun.

“Richard Donner, who directed all of the Lethal films, was a big guy,” Gibson said.

“He was working on a screenplay and had gotten quite far with it.”

‘Listen kid, if I kick the bucket, you’ll do it,’ he said one day, to which I replied, ‘Shut up.’ But he did.

However, he did ask me to do it, and I didn’t object at the time.”

According to Gibson in London, Donner told his wife, Lauren Shuler Donner, as well as producers and the studio, that he wanted to make a fifth film.

“As a result, I’ll be directing the fifth,” the actor said.

Glover, 75, was “hoped” to return as Roger Murtaugh, according to a source close to The Sun.

Before Donner died in July at the age of 91, Lethal Weapon 5 was in development on and off for years.

Richard Wenk, who worked on both of Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer films, wrote the most recent draft.

Gibson’s appointment as director has been “in the works for months,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, and has received Donner’s blessing.

She’ll work on the project alongside Gibson and Rideback’s Dan Lin as a co-producer.

Executive producers are Derek Hoffman of The Donners’ Company and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback.

All four Lethal Weapon films were directed by Donner and released between 1987 and 1998.

Gibson played the unpredictable Martin Riggs in each film, while Glover played the straight-laced Roger Murtaugh.

The first film cemented Australian actor Mel Gibson’s status as a major Hollywood star, as well as writer Shane Black’s.

The first film was written by Black, and the second was co-written with him.

Warner Bros. released all of the films, as well as a short-lived TV series that aired on Fox from 2016 to 2019.

Despite the fact that Gibson remains one of Hollywood’s most divisive figures, he continues to…

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Mel Gibson Returning to ‘Lethal Weapon’ Franchise as Both Actor and Director

Mel Gibson Returning to ‘Lethal Weapon’ Franchise as Both Actor and Director

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