Mel Gibson and Danny Glover starred in four “Lethal Weapon” movies that were very successful. The films grossed well over $1 billion around the world. There has been talk for many years that the series might be continued. However, it has been over a decade and nothing has happened as of yet. The good news is that there might be a fifth “Lethal Weapon” movie after all with both Gibson and Glover coming back for another round of action. A script has been written that has been approved by both Gibson and Glover. There has also been a commitment from Richard Donner. He directed the original film.
If the movie does get made, it would be the last in the series. Gibson and Glover are both getting up there in age. They can’t be expected to do too many more high octane action films. Nothing is set in stone as of yet. The script still needs to be touched up in a few places. According to slashfilm.com, the studio still has not given the green light for the production to proceed. However, there are people in the industry who believe that it is nothing more than a formality at this point.
Only time will tell if the project comes to fruition. There are many things that need to happen before the cameras will start rolling. It has been 22 years since the most recent film in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise hit theaters. Therefore, it will be very interesting to see if these characters still strike a chord with today’s audiences like they did many years ago. Much has changed in the world since the first film came out in 1987. It is not known if the buddy cop formula would still work today. It seems like Warner Bros. wants to find out.
There are many people who have become critical of the movie industry for churning out too many remakes and sequels. However, the studios would rather take a chance on spending money to make a movie with a proven formula and popular characters instead of something that is unknown. This is why most people in the show business industry believe that another “Lethal Weapon” movie is just a matter of time. The fact that the original director and cast have all agreed to do it make it even more likely that a fifth film will see the light of day in the future.