Have you heard the news? Riggs and Murtaugh may finally be returning to the big screen! And, as much as I enjoy Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans for their fairly good tribute to the original Riggs and Murtaugh, as well as showcasing great chemistry on the TV show version of Lethal Weapon, I am talking about THE Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh: Mel Gibson and Danny Glover!
Last week, on SpockLight podcast, director of all four Lethal Weapon films, Richard Donner, revealed that he has a story for Lethal Weapon 5, and that Gibson and Danny are “on board.”
In the same interview on Spocklight podcast, Donner also revealed the moment he decided it was finally time to make the long talked about Lethal Weapon 5, per CinemaBlend:
“I was thinking about it for a long time and I had an idea in my head, but I never did anything about it. And then, just before the summer I was honored by the Academy, and at the function, Mel and Danny were there, amongst others, to tell their stories about me. When I saw them on stage again, the two of them, and the audience loved them…just loved everything they did. When it was all over and we were driving home, with Lauren, I said ‘You know, I think it’s time. I think the people want to see them and it’s time to put them to bed.'”
To be fair, it is probably past time, but I wouldn’t give up the chance to see the return of the real Riggs and Murtaugh for nearly anything! When I interned at Warner Bros. ten years ago, there was talk of Lethal Weapon 5. In that stage, the studio, not Donner, was considering a “hand-over” film with a new set of buddy cops and Riggs as their Police Captain. One hopes that this version, even though they are both totally too old for this s**t, would involve both characters at the center of the action.
Are you excited at the prospect of Lethal Weapon 5? Do you agree with Donner; has the time finally come? Or has that time passed? Let us know in the comment section below!
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SOURCE: Spocklight Podcast (via CinemaBlend)