With the death of Richard Donner some time ago, we did not know exactly what was going to happen to “Lethal Weapon 5”, the new opus thought to be the conclusion to the cult saga. The name of the director who takes over is now known and he is unlikely to surprise you badly.
Lethal Weapon 5 lost his director
On July 5, director Richard Donner passed away at the age of 91. A great loss for the world of cinema since we are talking about a man who has made legendary films like The Goonies, The curse, the Superman from the 70s or the entire quadrilogy The lethal Weapon. Even if he had been much less active for a while, he had announced less than a year ago that he wanted to be in charge of Lethal Weapon 5, to conclude the saga.
The confirmation that this project was alive rekindled the flame among fans who no longer believed in it. It must be said that this fifth episode has long been a pipe dream. Everything seemed in place, with logical feedback from Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the two lead roles. The latter gave life to Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, cops who weren’t made to get along but were forced to form a tandem. Movies The lethal Weapon are classics in the crime buddy movie genre, especially the first two opus. Although the entire team has aged, we await with undisguised impatience to see how the Riggs / Murtaugh story ends.
Mel Gibson takes over
The disappearance of Richard Donner inevitably raised doubts about the viability of the project. But, rest assured, it will see the light of day. We had the confirmation during a meeting with Mel Gibson organized by An Experience With … The evening took place on November 13, in London, and the actor / director took the opportunity to announce that he was taking the reins of this final opus.
What party ! @AnExpWith put on a top notch show and Mel has EXCLUSIVELY revealed that he will be directing Lethal Weapon 5 soon. He was very moved – fighting back tears – as he spoke of the late Richard Donner, who asked him if he would take charge if he died.
This passing of the torch is completely consistent. It is likely to reassure the fans since it is a desire of Richard Donner. Mel Gibson is uniquely placed to handle this task. and we’re excited to know he’s going to add this line to his behind-the-camera filmography. Despite some questionable career choices as an actor, he has shown very good things with the director’s cap. We do not have too many doubts that he will be able to infuse the necessary impact and do justice to his predecessor.