That ET interview with Mel Gibson discussing Lethal Weapon 5 is up, you can check out the video above. In it, Mel once again confirms that he’s making the movie and gave the first tidbit of information on the theme. He hints that the show will focus more heavily on Roger Murtaugh. Here is what he said…
Yeah, yeah I am directing that. I wish I wasn’t directing it. Richard Donner said to me “Hey kid, if I don’t make it, you’ll take the reins”. I think it’s an honor. I called Danny up and I said, “Hey, is it okay if I direct this?” And he said “Yeah, let’s go!”. And he’s gonna pull it off too, because he’s kinda like the show pony in this one.
There is a rumor that the film will enter pre-production at the end of February. The movie will supposedly be released on HBO Max. HBO has been upping the Lethal Weapon references lately, their show The Peacemaker has supposedly referenced the franchise at least once, with movies from the series playing in the background.
Anyway… a big deal, this one, so any small scrap of info coming from The GOAT will be posted here, stay tuned.