UPDATED: Lethal Weapon 5 Might Still Happen: What It Could Be About – ManlyMovie

UPDATED: Lethal Weapon 5 Might Still Happen: What It Could Be About

UPDATED:  Scroll to the bottom to see Mel discuss this.  He says: ‘Maybe’…

Insert “too old for this shit” pun.

Lethal Weapon 5 is back on the radar.  With Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and even Richard Donner all said to be interested in returning.  Here is what MovieWeb says;

A new report claims that Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are both in discussions with Warner Bros. about it. What’s more is that Richard Donner, who directed the original Lethal Weapon, is set to direct as well.

Let’s get what everyone is thinking about out of the way, the ages.  Gibson: 61.  Glover: 71.  Donner: 87.  But is this really a problem?  61 is nothing.  Harrison Ford is 4 years older than Glover and he’s up there doing sequels for movies that are older than Lethal Weapon.  And Clint Eastwood is the same age as Donner, he’s also directing.

For those wondering what it might be about, the last time Donner spoke about this movie, he said that Riggs and Murtaugh were literally “too old for this shit” and had gone for the quiet life in a fancy RV they bought.  Until Riggs crashes it into something in a small town, which leads to chaos, action and violence.

Some suggestions; make it a Christmas movie and get Shane Black on the line.

  • Avenging force

    What ever you want Leo gets ,bring it on I’ll be in cinema opening day.

  • John Ashton

    I’ll tell you something, I’d welcome this with open arms! If there’s any truth to it then hopefully it’ll get moving along quickly. Never bothered with that TV show that came out, it’s Gibbo and Glover all the way for me!

  • Mucho Macho

    I would still like to bang Rene Russo.

  • Mucho Macho

    Charles Bronson would sneak out of the nursing home to shoot motherfukers.

  • Mucho Macho

    All hail Lord Mel

  • Mucho Macho

    Jabba the Hutt Harvey Weinstein rapes women for years and people in Hollywood went “I better not say anything cause I don’t want to lose a job”
    But Mel Gibson called a female cop “sugar tits” and the world went crazy.
    Go figure

    • Eric Hutchison


      • Mucho Macho

        Of the worst kind

  • Mucho Macho

    If they make this movie I will be in front of the line in the cinema saying “Give me one ticket sugar tits!”

  • Serbius

    Best news about the movie industry I hear in a long time. Let’s hope this gets made for real. Give the writer’s job to Shane Black of course.

  • Serbius
  • Avenging force

    I only hope that glover has got rid of hie strange lisp he started doing it around shooter and hasn’t stopped don’t no were it came from he had a bit of it in it GO SPIT torture scene in lethal weapon 1 but it’s been really bad lately.

    • The Night Rider

      Falsh teeth. Worse than that is Murtaugh’s recent VOD movies. They’re so bad that even ManlyMovie won’t touch them.

      • Mucho Macho

        He got that lisp kissing Hugo Chavez’s Ass

  • Eric Hutchison

    Mel Gibson can still kick ass. Have you all seen how built he is these days? The others are too damn old.

    • The Night Rider

      Daddy’s Home 2 looks good!

  • Jake

    The initial Deadline report also revealed Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4) would be the one writing the script. That likely kills any chance of getting Shane Black, as a dispute over the script is what led to this idea falling apart a decade ago.

    Black’s treatment had Riggs and Murtaugh fighting rogue Blackwater-types in New York and was meant to take the series back to basics. It was set during a blizzard and kept the focus on Riggs and Murtaugh. But Richard Donner wanted to use his same creative team from Lethal Weapon 4 and pick up where that film left off with a more lighter approach.

    I’m all for another film as long as they make Mel and Danny the stars and don’t try to make it about passing the torch to a bunch of younger characters.

    • John Ashton

      Definitely agree about avoiding any kind of passing the torch crap. Hopefully we’ll hear more definitive news on this real soon, I’m really stoked if it’s true. I’m gonna watch all four movies again over the next couple of days now!

  • Jack Caine

    New trailer for The Ballad of Lefty Brown, an R-rated western starring Bill Pullman, Jim Caviezel and Peter Fonda. Comes out on December 15th.

  • csc-60293

    best news of the year so far …..please be true

    • French Predator

      u got the password to open the winrar file ?

  • David Barber

    Make Shane Black an executive producer or creative consultant. Then this will stand a chance.

  • Barney Ross

    Great to hear!! I’ve always wanted LW5.