Mel Gibson In Talks To Direct ‘Lethal Weapon 5’

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November 15, 2021 12:13pm


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After starring in the first four films, Lethal Weapon star Mel Gibson may be setting his sights on the directing chair for the next installment in the franchise. Over the weekend during an interview in London, Gibson let it slip that he was looking at direct Lethal Weapon 5, and sources close to him have now said he is in talks to direct and star, though no deal has closed.

Gibson steps in for Richard Donner, who died this past July and had been developing a possible sequel with Gibson over the years. After Donner’s passing, Gibson saw it right to continue the development of the film as a proper tribute to his friend and the late director of the franchise.

The film would be developed for HBO Max as the service continues to build up its slate of feature films that would premiere on the streamer. Not much else is known about the film at this time.

As for when this film would shoot is unknown as Gibson is juggling a number of future projects right now including a starring role in the new John Wick series at Starz, The Continental. 

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