Not Too Old For This S@#T: Richard Donner Confirms Lethal Weapon 5 Return

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Even at 90 years old, Richard Donner says he's ready to take up the next and final installment of the long running Lethal Weapon series. Both Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are set to return in the franchise capper which may begin shooting sometime in 2021. After a 22 year absence from theaters, the duo is finally looking to make their triumphant return in their last entry of the saga. 

The series began back in 1987 and seemed to conclude with Lethal Weapon 4 in 1998 but they're finally ready to come back to their roles as Riggs and Murtaugh. With both actors getting up in years, it'll be an interesting new spin on the buddy cop genre. Glover is in his '70s and Gibson is in his '60s, but we all know actors continue to push the envelope in how long they will keep playing action based characters. Both Gibson and Glover have turned to more independent, lower budget starring roles in recent years.  

Donner says this is officially the finale for the Lethal Weapon movie series, "This is the final one. 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."

Glover says that he's read the current script treatment and that it "had very strong relevance to some of the things that are happening today". 

The original Lethal Weapon grossed $125 million against a meager $15 million budget. That movie spawned three highly successful sequels. Over the years there's been much talk about a comeback, but all the stars didn't show interest. Now, 22 years later, they're ready to get cracking on Lethal Weapon 5 under the directorial eye of Richard Donner.