Here is The GOAT appearing on Good Morning America to promote upcoming Christmas movie Fatman. The interviewer does the right thing and asks the all-important question (is Lethal Weapon 5 still happening?). Mel responds:
Yeah, no absolutely. And the man who is 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
In January it was revealed that the film will be called Lethal Finale. It also appear that Channing Gibson, who wrote the hilarious fourth movie, wrote the script at Donner’s behest. Donner is currently 90 years old, but looks quite lucid for a man his age. After all Clint Eastwood, same age, is even busier. Eastwood also once remarked that he was friends with a Spanish director who was still working at 104!
I’ve mentioned this before, but the last (known) outline for LW5 had Riggs and Murtaugh tour the country in an RV as retirees, before letting the park break off their beloved vehicle in a small town, smashing into something that sets off a chain of chaos with some villainous types.
Whether that’s still being used or not is open to question, but it came from Donner’s own mouth in the 2010s.