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Richard Donner confirms he’s directing Lethal Weapon 5! Yes!

January 3rd, 2021 by Marc Comments

We’ve been reporting for a while that, despite the age of director Richard Donner (he’s 90!), things were looking set for a fifth Lethal Weapon movie (here) with all parties keen to return.

And now we have confirmation that, yes, it looks like it’s coming!

In a new interview, Donner talks about the Mel Gibson and Danny Glover franchise, and confirms that he’s set to wind the whole story up.

“This is the final one,” Donner said.

“It’s both my privilege and duty to put it to bed. It’s exciting, actually… Hahaha! It’s the last one, I’ll promise you that.”

The franchise starring Gibson and Glover as cops Riggs and Murtaugh, partners who really shouldn’t be friends but work perfectly together much to the delight of fans who followed the duo gleefully through four movies in the 1980s and 90s.

Recently Glover confirmed he has read the script and is excited to make the movie, saying: “If it does happen, there is something extraordinary in it… It would be interesting to do. It would be interesting to see how we take this within the political framework we are in; the economic framework that we are in. And especially that framework as opposed to the communities that have been affected by the kind of police violence, the kind of police standards, and the power that they exert as well. And what would be interesting from that vantage point is what that attempt could be like at this particular moment.”

Get the order in for popcorn and coke, because cinemas are coming back this year, guys and Riggs and Murtaugh are coming soon too…

Source: The Telegraph

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….