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Lethal Weapon 5 could happen with an unexpected director

Lethal Weapon 5 could happen with an unexpected director

Just for some perspective, Danny Glover was only 40 years old when he uttered Roger Murtaugh’s classic line in the original “Lethal Weapon”: “I’m too old for this s**t.” That was in 1987 and, well, here we are all these years later, with the buddy-cop franchise simply refusing to go quietly into that good night. We’ve received three sequels over the years with varying degrees of diminishing returns. This latest update may have you wishing it would finally be retired for good.

Rumors of “Lethal Weapon 5” have been swirling for decades — at one point the original creative trio of Glover, Mel Gibson and director Richard Donner were keen to make a fifth film in 2017. Last year, Donner had indicated that the project was dead in the water. However, last we heard, franchise producer Dan Lin indicated in 2020 that…