Well we’ve seen just about every possible major action franchise return to the big screen over the past few years, and every actor who was thought to be too old has proven that they were still capable of at least one last hurrah (and one last paycheck). But there’s one series that a lot of people have been wondering about, and although both of its stars have denied the possibility of a sequel time and time again, there comes word this week that it may finally be happening. That’s right, we just might be getting a Lethal Weapon 5 after all.
Now unlike a lot of the other popular franchises, Lethal Weapon was never left as just a trilogy. They already pushed it to a fourth installment back in 1998, but since the movies never took themselves all that seriously, no one seemed to mind. Well now it seems that Shane Black, writer of the original Lethal Weapon, has done a spec script for Lethal Weapon 5 of his own volition, and contacted producer Joel Silver about getting the wheels in motion. The big question is whether or not Mel Gibson and Danny Glover would return, and according to this report, they are interested although they have not signed anything as of yet. Even if this turns out to be completely untrue, I still have a feeling that we’ll see another Lethal Weapon movie sooner rather than later. Thoughts?