Original cast members reportedly set to return for ‘Lethal Weapon 5’. Picture: Supplied.
Original cast members reportedly set to return for ‘Lethal Weapon 5’. Picture: Supplied.

Original cast return for ‘Lethal Weapon 5’

A Lethal Weapon 5 is reportedly in the works with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover rumoured to return to their starring roles in the franchise.

Deadline reported the original Lethal Weapon director, Richard Donner was teaming up with Glover and Gibson once again and would also return to direct the film.

Glover and Gibson will return to film the fifth movie in the series. Picture: Supplied.
Glover and Gibson will return to film the fifth movie in the series. Picture: Supplied.

Warner Bros., the studio that put out the franchise’s other films, was reportedly slated to sign on to the next movie.

The first film, released in 1987, followed Glover, a veteran cop, partnered with a younger, daring officer, Gibson, who work together to solve crime.

In the franchise the two characters worked together to solve crime. Picture: Supplied.
In the franchise the two characters worked together to solve crime. Picture: Supplied.

The two officers, who were very different, go from disliking one another to having a close friendship.

The two very different characters become close friends. Picture: Supplied.
The two very different characters become close friends. Picture: Supplied.

The movie went on to gross more than $156 million and spawn three successful sequels.

Glover and Gibson have not starred in a Lethal Weapon movie since the fourth film released in 1998.

Glover and Gibson in a season from Lethal Weapon 4. Picture: Supplied.
Glover and Gibson in a season from Lethal Weapon 4. Picture: Supplied.

The movies also led to a television series named after the franchise.

Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans in the TV remake of Lethal Weapon. Picture: Supplied
Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans in the TV remake of Lethal Weapon. Picture: Supplied

The show was in its second season and stars Damon Wayons and Clayne Crawford.

This article was originally published on Fox News and was republished here with permission.



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