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Say Good-Bye to the Lethal Weapon Series

March 11, 2009

Screenwriter Shane Black spoke with Moviehole and said that even though Black  has already written the script he doesn’t think that there will be a Lethal Weapon 5. And rightfully so, there is no reason to go through all the trouble of making a new Lethal Weapon movie when it’s original stars aren’t physically able to handle all the action required by an action film. Finally screenwriters and production studios have decided to accept things for what they are and stop making sequels to dead series…..Thank God….Mr.Black you are appreciated.

Even if Lethal Weapon’s original staring cast members Mel Gibson and Danny Glover were physically capable of taking on such a role without the movie losing it’s action packed edge, Mel Gibson has wiped his hands of his role as Sergent Martin Riggs. Last October, Richard Donnor was quoted:

“Mel turned it down. I would like to think that Mel turned it down because I wasn’t involved. Knowing Mel, I would like to think that. Would that be the kind of thing he does? It sure would be.”

If Mel doesn’t want this film to happen I’m pretty sure it won’t happen. No offense to the other cast members but Mel Gibson and Danny Glover made this series and to have a sequal without either one couldn’t be considered a part of the Lethal Weapon series.

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