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LETHAL WEAPON 5 Is Being Fast Tracked??

Merrick here...
Back in August, broke the news that a LETHAL WEAPON 5 was being developed (more HERE). I can't recall how it all started, but Columbus Short's name was almost immediately associated with the project, although details were sketchy and the nature of what role he'd take was uncertain. During a sit-down with Short regarding his new film QUARANTINE, IGN pressed the actor for more information. He confirmed the project's existence, indicated it seemed to be on a fast track, and revealed what role he'd nab assuming LETHAL 5 moves forward. Here's an embed with the details, which originates from THIS piece at IGN.

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  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Firs.....nah never mind

    by Hotscot

    That's all.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Aren't they getting too old for this shit?

    by Xero

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST


    by elpresidente


  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    who the fuck

    by Wants Vaders Executor

    is Columbus Short? Where are Gibson and Glover?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST


    by toxicbuddha

    Dude, this is just some bullshit right here. When will Hollywood just learn to accept the fact that they long ago lost the ability to make a good buddy action movie. Oh and I bet you my unborn son's balls this will be PG-13.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see Mel back in front of the camera.

    by Knuckleduster

    But I have no desire to see another Lethal Weapon movie, unless they give it to Shane Black.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    After Indy 4

    by Bruarvatn

    I don't think I want another Lethal Weapon. Lethal Weapon 4 had som good moments but the magic was gone. If they actually have a good script I would like to se another Lethal Weapon, but if not they should just leave it alone. And don't get me started on Die Hard 4. That was a crap movie if ever I saw one.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Holy Fuck

    by toxicbuddha

    I just realized they plan on bringing back Glover and Gibson for this. first fo all, is Gibson even allowed back in Hollywood yet??!?? And WTF is the plot? There is bad Cialis on the streets, and the profits are being used to fund Venezuelan terrorists?? I think I need a hug and a beer.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST


    by grandadmiralsnackbar

    What is the fuckin' point? It won't earn and is Warner Bros. really welcoming the blight that is another pointless sequel. Money is money, but this is just bullshit. ...Unless Riggs dislocates his shoulder taking out the global Zionist conspiracy. It'll do huge business in Egypt. Snackbar out.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    My money is on...

    by El Gooche

    Tony Jaa for the new villian, it will be about the slave trade in Thailand and the "message" they will hit us over the head with is going "green". Mark my words...mark them well!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    "Sony paid for me to be here...

    by BitterMan23

    "They bought me food, validated my parking, maybe a gift bag, let me see the movie for free, and early... can I spend half the interview pressing about another studio's project that's barely been announced? Awesome. Sorry, other guy."

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    by Volllllume3

    Do Gibson and Glover even get along anymore? Also where the fuck is Richard Donner in all of this?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Thank god Gibson kept his hole shut about the Blacks!

    by Jugdish

    Otherwise this would never come around!!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Why would Gibson and Glover NOT get along?

    by slone13

    <p>Mel drunkenly spoke about the Jews. I don't recall him slurring anything about African Americans.</p> <p>BRING ON THE LETHAL WEAPON 5 FOR FUCK'S SAKE!</p>

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST


    by SPECTRE007

    I'm trying to think of something clever to put down that expresses my dismay, but my brain is clogged by the hairball that is "Lethal Weapon 5." Only one thing can even make this movie worth it. Two words: Gary Fucking Busey.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    They should make 3 more minimum.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Murtaugh needs to die.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST


    by SPECTRE007

    And don't tell me Mr. Joshua is dead. Busey can play any number of roles. I would go if he just walked by the bottom of the screen the whole time like Kyra Sedgewick on TNT.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Paging Shane Black.......NOW!

    by Dr Gregory House

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 5 won't "earn"?

    by slone13

    4 did almost $300 million. Why the fuck WOULDN'T it "earn"???

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Hell, his character was in his 50's in the original...

    by tvspace

    I have no idea how Glover plays himself in a reboot of the series. If producers seriously consider doing this they need to get back to basics and make Gibson a true badass and give the film edge. The last thing I want to see is Riggs' baby all grown up and workin' it out with Chris Rock.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    "Directed by Shane Black" = my ass in seat

    by Stuntcock Mike

    This thing has 400 million written all over it.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Who the hell is...

    by rost

    Columbus Short?!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    If Richard Donner directs this

    by Denty420

    ... he'll have Riggs and Murtaugh teaming up with two mismatched partners fighting a villain that leaves a large carbon footprint. Hell, he's done South Africa, tuna and slavery... why not something pertinent to today's times?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 5: The Geritol Murders

    by BobaFetish

    Aren't these guys getting a little old for this shit? How about something ORIGINAL? Remember that word... Go look it up.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Like anything - it could be good.

    by lochkray

    Rocky Balboa proved that you can return to a dated franchise and obtain fantastic results of entertainment. Unfortunately movies like Indy 4, Die Hard 4, XFiles 2, Terminator 3, Alien Versus Predator (and too many more to go through) prove to be the rule of making viewers ask the question What-was-the-point-of-that? after watching. All are okay movies. They just don't add anything new, and seem to simply be lower quality retreads of movies that came after the trend-setting originals. Like a copy of a copy. Give a great Lethal Weapon. Make it R rated. Start the charactes off in an interesting place where they have to grow from during the adventure that they find themselves in. Just don't throw together Gibson, Glover, Pesci, Russo in a pointless series of bang-bang action, forced emotional moments, and low quality one liners, with no redeaming qualities save for a trendy villian (Lethal Weapon IV anybody???)

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Oi! Don't knock Lethal Weapon 4!

    by SoWasRed2012

    I jest, I jest. I realise it's possibly the weakest one of the four (someone needed to tell Chris Rock that the stand-up act wasn't called for), but I love it, as I love the other three. And, if Shane, Richard, Joel, Mel, Danny and Joe are all back for this then I'll be god damned if I'm not there to see it.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Just keep it R ok ;)

    by Evil Hobbit

    can't wait

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Don't make it a tribute to its prequels!!!

    by Kefrif

    I like the first 3 Lethal Movies a lot. The original is a hard-boiled cop drama, the second an action-fest with a commentary on apartheid, and the third is a slap fight with heavy leanings on The Three Stooges - all ace. The fourth film however seems to have been fast-tracked and suffered for it badly, pricipally because it felt under-written (that song on the end was waaaay cheesy). Whoever they get to make this, take the time to get the script tight before filming, don't make it a homage to itself, don't make it some "passing of the torch" crap, and for Christ's sakes let Murtaugh retire!!!

  • ...sign of the Apocalypse?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 5 - This time it's personal

    by welsh12uk

    Unfortunately, the audience will be personally offended. If this does get made the story should be finding a crystal skull and....

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Danny Glover gotta eat

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    he seriously could use a pay check<p> Not that he deserves one<br> He just needs one

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST


    by Screwbini

    Just because Gibson's bigoted rant was about Jews doesn't mean Danny Glover and other non-Jews wouldn't or shouldn't be offended. I'm not Jewish, and I didn't appreciate that shit at all. Bigotry is bigotry.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    wait, so what's the role this dude nabbed?

    by mr_macphisto

    ...i don't want to watch the video.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    richard donner should direct a superman reboot

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    forget about lethal weapon 5, WB should let donner and mankewitz write and dirct a new superman reboot<P>obviosuly donner could hand it off after that to a younger director, but donner is the only one i wanna see make a reboot origin story <P>his wife is bryan singers producer, so maybe singer will alllow it and then take the franchise over after the first movie <P>and for those of you who say singer is no longer attached, trust me singer is more attached then you know and its in the midst or finalizing the script, WB is waiting for the eventual critical acclaim of Valkerye before they announce his involvment in the new movie and its intention of being a rebootquel

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    "Written and Directed by SHANE BLACK" or nothing

    by milesdyson

    He wrote the good ones (1&2), so he should be able to End the series on a high note. Parts 3 and 4 were horrible.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Columbus Short playing Murtaugh's son

    by F-18

    he says in the video

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    The Jews are letting this happen?

    by I Dunno

    Mel must be laughing his ass off that he can piss off the Chosen people and still have a career in Hollywood. I suppose box office returns trump everything else. They learned that lesson the hard way when they passed on that Jesus snuff film.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Now I'm Really Too Old For This $@&t

    by A-COD

    If Mel Gibson and Danny Glover can get along, why can't we? Lethal Weapon came out in 1987, Murtaugh was turning 50 and thinking about retirement. If the movie comes out in 2010. Won't Murtaugh be 73?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I Dunno

    by Screwbini

    Another aptly named, clueless anti-Semite. Something about this site seems to draw bigoted cretins.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Will this be the one where...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...they finally realise what a whiny, unfunny little cock Joe Pesci is and how he personally ruined the franchise so they take him outside and give him a good shoeing?<p>One seriously hopes so...

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    How about Payback 2?

    by DarthBakpao

    Payback 2 : Paid in Cash

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST

    She Wore a Yellow RIBBON...

    by BobaFetish

    8 out of 10. A very astute observation. If someone, somewhere, doesn't do something about it, it'll be 10 out of 10 before you know it.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Richard Donner

    by teamneedle

    The word on the street is that Donner doesn't even direct his own films any more and his AD does all the work- supposedly he is losing it.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I am blatantly too old for this shit.

    by DarqueGuy

    The villain this time? Osteoporosis.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Weekend at Murtaugh's: Lethal Vacation

    by BatPsycho

    hes got to be a reanimated corpse in this one, or dead and they are carrying him around as corpse evidence

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I'd rather MAD MAX 4, but hey....

    by Spandau Belly

    A Shane Black scripted Lethal finale ain't bad either.<br><br>I'd also like more Porter movies with Mel.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I hope this one's more serious and less of a comedy

    by photoboy

    The first two had an awesome tone, #3 was OK and had some good moments but #4 was fucking awful.<br><br> I don't care how old Gibson and Glover are as long as Riggs is back to being a suicidal lethal weapon and Murtaugh is back to trying to stay alive while Riggs is causing mayhem. Oh and Riggs has to chase a car on foot up the freeway.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST


    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    if they keep this shit going...they could just have the characters die of old age, wrap it up nice and neat with natural "old fart" deaths. all seriousness...fuck this, more than half of Lethal Weapon 4 just flat-out sucked.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Good test to see if people will go see a movie with an anti-semi

    by Movietool

    I'm hoping that most people will not want to support Mel anymore and stay away from any and all films he has anything to do with.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Word, Riggs! ~ Word, Rog.

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    What's that mean, anyways? ~ You know, it's a word. "W" at the beginning, "OR" in the middle, "D" at the end ~ Oh yeah, yeah, "Word"...

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Talkback title limit strikes again

    by Movietool

    You know what I meant.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Human WHAT, Human Development WHAT?!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 5: Stop Or My Rabbi Will Shoot!"

    by newc0253

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Shane Black?!! Is he doing it?


  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Screwbini, what eactly was anti-Semetic in my post?

    by I Dunno

    Really, I'd like to know.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST


    by Lucasblows

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by SPECTRE007

    He can pick a fight.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Mel is too cool for this film

    by King Kull

    So it will star Danny Glover and Sean Penn. The plot concerns the cops cruising for gay hookers for Senator Barney Frank to fellate. Michael Moore makes is “Drag-Matic” film debut as a tranny sucked dry by the Senator from Mass-a-chew-shitts between meetings of the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Shane Black would indeed be the smart choice to direct

    by Mr Nicholas

    If it has badass action, a tighter screenplay than flabby 4 and no CG, I'll be excited.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, Murtaugh was ready for retirement 21 years ago.

    by epitone

    What do they pull him out of this time, the grave?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    I can't tell whether you're being sarcastic with me, but it wouldn't be so bad (maybe) if they weren't LETHAL WEAPON 5, TRON 2, UNBREAKABLE 2, and so on. Does everything need to be sequel-ized these days?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    How will they explain Glover's new lisp?

    by BigTuna

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 5: Now Really Too Old For This Shit

    by RobertBaron

    Is this the one where every character (Riggs, Murtagh, Leo, Rene Russo) says this every 5 minutes?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Hey, hey, Riggs! Don't do it man! Don't shit your depends!

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    Lethal Weapon 4 was a nice little bookend. It might have not been the best of four films but it attempted to tie together the series. And for that alone I liked it.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    . . .

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    There's just no reason to continue there series.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    is danny glover gay?

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    is thata joke or did he come out of the closet<P>well all the power too him if he did, there was a time where that dude was the sam jackason of his day.. not so much anymmore, but he was good in saw and i'm sure he could be in AvP3

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Hey Merrick

    by CaptainHastings

    How about summarizing the details of the video?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    There is no need for this movie.

    by hallmitchell

    I don't want it. I won't see it. It will be Indiana jones sequel lame.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Since you asked, I dunno......

    by Screwbini

    To quote from your post "Mel must be laughing his ass off that he can piss off the Chosen people and still have a career in Hollywood." THE OLD "JEWS CONTROL EVERYTHING IN HOLLYWOOD" MANTRA. Quoting again "I suppose box office returns trump everything else." IN OTHER WORDS, ALL THAT MATTERS TO THE JEWS IS MONEY. And you have to ask what's anti-Semetic about that? You're kidding,right?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Nobody wants to see this

    by Darth Busey

    I can't believe that anybody would want anything to do with this "project". Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2 were fine; let them live untarnished in our memories. MR. JOSHUA 4EVER.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Fast Tracked Straight to DVD?

    by BilboRing

    They made other sequels after Lethal Weapon 2?????

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    INDY 4 and LETHAL WEAPON 4 - supporting actors killed the flicks

    by Spacesheik

    LETHAL WEAPON 4 - Rene Russo, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci etc took away too much time from the Gibson-Glover pairing - why do Hollywood flicks have to cram supporting characters in sequels, its like they are afraid of the original principals carrying the flick? Same thing happened to INDY 4 - 4 or 5 characters running around with Harrison ford - it was like MAD MAD MAD WORLD - wtf? Why dont they go back to basics and focus on the original characters who made the franchise in the first place.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    No Thanks

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    I can go the rest of my life without seeing either of these two again

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Give the Guy a Break....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Hollywood seems perfectly fine perpetuating stereotypes against Muslims and Arabs.... And yet somehow we are focusing on Mel because of his Jewish hate rant?! Don't get me wrong, he was out of line. But Hollywood and society in general needs to stop privileging one type of hate over another.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Just go make another snuf flick mel

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    you know thats what really calls to you

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I've never seen a Lethal Weapon movie.

    by fastcars

    Am I missing out on anything? They look like typical dumb mildly musing buddy cop pictures to me.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Um, Screwbini

    by I Dunno

    The Jews *do* control Hollywood. I don't think there's even a Jewish person who would deny that. I think it's around 65% of the producers, executives and studio owners are Jewish. Given that the Jews make up around 2% of the US population, yes, I'd say that there is a disproportionate number of Jews running things in Hollywood. Simply saying so is no more anti-Semetic than saying that every President of the United States and almost every US politician in general are Christian is anti-Christian. Most professional basketball players are black! Now I'm a member of the KKK too! There was even an article in Variety about whether Hollywood should let Mel Gibson work again because of what he said. But I guess numbers and facts have an anti-Semetic bias. <p>And everyone in Hollywood cares about nothing but the bottom line, no matter what color they are or who they pray to.</p>

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by ArcadianDS

    LOOK AT THE LAST SIX WEEKS OF THE LA TIMES SODOKU PUZZLE? SEE IT? SEE IT?<p> hey waitaminute - are you... black?<p> IM GETTIN TOO OLD FOR DIS *sax riff*

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Agreed Dunno

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Heck even Jews joke about it. Brad Garrett joked about it after winning the Emmy (He hoped that this award would allow more Jews to break into Hollywood!) However, some would like to call that anti-antisemitism...

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    This could work if...

    by wowsah156

    If gibson plays the character like the old school Columbo. "Excuse me ma'am but can i ask you just one more question?" And wear an old dirty rain mac and have a cigar in his mouth. Gibson is the new Lt Columbo!!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 5: Leathal Weaponer

    by Curious Jorge

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 5: Righteous Fury

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Cue the flames in the intro...

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Let'd do a "Lethal Weapon"/"Die Hard" crossover!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Oh, wait - that's right, I forgot. Len "wise"man already did that.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    HARD LETHAL WEAPON: Starring Sarah Palin

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Ok! Ok! Ok! Ok!

    by Droid

    If they get the genius that is Shane Black to write it then I'll see it. The first 2 are genius. 3 was fucking shite. Donner can direct it since he's done all 4 and done fuck all since and needs the job. He also needs to get the stink of Timeline off his back. But anyway, my main question about this is... WHO THE FUCK IS COLOMBUS SHORT!!!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    How bout some real news!


  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    "I'm too old for this shit... Jew! Jew!"

    by ricarleite

    That's a line from the movie. Too bad Dany Glover is too busy lately, so I guess he'll pass.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST

    "I'm ready Roger, how 'bout jew?"

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST

    "They fuck jew at the drive thru!"

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    What street are talking about? C'mon, back up your statements. I need links and/or quotes. "Word on the street" don't mean shit.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 4 is the best one.

    by Mahaloth

    There. I said it. And I mean it.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Nice try

    by Screwbini

    Noting that there is a disproportionate number of Jews in executive positions in Hollywood is not the same thing as saying Jews control EVERYTHING in Hollywood, which is what you implied. And of course everybody likes to make money, but your comment about box office trumping everything else came right after you said that Gibson pissed off the "CHOSEN PEOPLE". I can't read your mind, so I don't know if you're anti-Semetic or not. I probably shouldn't have made a snap judgment in that respect. But if you really care about whether or not you are perceived as a bigot, maybe you could choose your words a little more carefully. Maybe you don't care because only you know how you really feel. Or maybe you were just joking - but Gibson sure wasn't!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    thank you, DarfurOnTheRocks

    by I Dunno

    I'm not making any judgment about it. Shit, I work in the industry, do you think I want to piss off the Jews? My paychecks have more steins on them than Oktoberfest.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    They should do Lethal Weapon vs Die Hard

    by the1980mutant

    and then kill all the main stars together. Also, their franchises.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    The LETHAL WEAPON movies have the best track record for actor continuity. Murtaugh's kids were all played by the same motherfuckers through all four films. Jarvis from the bomb squad in LW2 shows up briefly in the third one. Shit, the rottweiler that Riggs adopts is still around in the fourth one. <p>YOU'VE RUINED EVERYTHING, COLUMBUS SHORT! EVERYTHING! <p>Actually, I don't give a shit. Bring it on, I say.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    fassbinder79. Now I am officially erect.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Cronenberg is the man.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Donner is a great director who knows to let..

    by cameron1975willi

    ...the actors improvise alot. There's great chemistry between the cast and crew and that always gives these films more character than most of the cookie-cutter crap we get these days. Mel wants to make this to help fund his next directorial effort no doubt. I'd like to see a little less saxaphone in the score next time. They over did that in 4.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Get STALLONE to direct!

    by TheNorthlander

    Then we'll talk.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by TheNorthlander

    You know as well as I do, that if they ever did that it would be called LWvsDH, and that wouldn't kill ANYTHING.<br> <br> We would just get LWvsDH 2.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Danny Glover isn't exactly a bastion of tolerance himself...

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    I find it funny that people continually rake Mel over the coals for a drunken outburst when Glover has said and done some questionable things while sober. Hello double-standards!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    It's about time..

    by j2talk

    what the hell has taken so long?!?!?!?!?!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by Screwbini

    Speaking of "fucking stupid", thanks for proving my point about how sometimes this site seems to attract a bunch of "fucking stupid" bigoted cretins. You are a prime example. I have traveled to different parts of the world, and I realize that there are anti-Semites and other bigots all over the place. So what? It's still moronic, and I believe most people (hell, even most people who post on this site) are smart enough not to fall for that idiotic bullshit.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Transformers 2 is filming in Tucson...

    by Quake II

    at the airplane graveyard right now. Saw Bumblebee today and a few other cars parked inside the perimeter....if anyone cares.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I don't get it, Screwbini

    by I Dunno

    Not to belabor the point but point out that everyone with political power is Christian and people all yell, "Yeah! Separation of Church and State, fucking Christians!". Say that he business world is run by white males and it's, "Fucking phallic-archy! Kill whitey!". But simply mention that most of Hollywood is run by Jewish people and you're worse than Hitler. No one better even suggest that one look up who owns 95% of the media outlets. No really, don't look it up, you'll end up on the list.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST

    A little joke..

    by Harold-Sherbort

    ..Why are Pirates so angry? Because they just 'R! Anywho, make it R. Gibson, Glover, Pesci, and Rick Moranis for good measure.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by BurgerKing


  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Shia Labeouf as Marty Riggs Jr.

    by banditmania

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    "I'm too old for this... wait. What was I saying?"

    by The Dum Guy

    "Where am I?"

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Riggstein and Murtaughberg?

    by odo19

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    All 4 are good

    by enderandrew

    Despite Chris Rock being annoying, and Pesci being even more annoying, I really liked all 4 movies. Pesci even had a moment at the end to redeem his character for being so annoying. All 4 movies had great action, good lines, and even a message to boot. 2 was the best, no joke, but 4 had the best villian. I'm there for 5.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    WTF, Mel would do Lethal Weapon 5 but not Mad Max 4?

    by agentf1

    WTF!This doesn't make any sense. They were all but ready to start shooting MM4 with a supposed great script in 2003 with Mel and then the war started and they backed off with George Miller saying Mel probably wouldn't come back....geez everyone hates Thunderdome, but I bet Thunderdome will look like f'n The Dark Knight compared to Lethal Weapon 5.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    No more Lethal Weapon

    by optimus122

    The first 2 movies , awesome. The last 2 , crap. Once it turned into a full on comedy they lost me. You want a shot at the title? The first one had it all and a little mad mel to boot.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    More Lethal Weapons please!

    by slone13

    I'll take a 5 and 6, thank you. Only morons don't enjoy the silly fun that was Lethal Weapon 3 and 4. 'Tis true! Good day.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    To those discussing religion...

    by Droid

    Yes, Mel went on his ridiculous drunken tirade. It happened. And now talkbackers use it as cannon-fodder whenever his name his mentioned. Mels done some hard time (well, he hasn't worked) since his meltdown and if he wants to try to repair a little damage and get back in the game, I'm fine with that. As far as I can tell, there are Jewish people in powerful positions in Hollywood. So? Do you honestly believe that Hollywood would produce different movies if the majority was from a different ethnic/religious persuasion? Oh, and if you're interested, Walden Media is owned by Philip Anschutz, who is listed as the 31st richest man in America by Forbes. He's not jewish. Check him out, then have a look at one particular series of films that company produces. Finally, in my opinion, there is no need for a debate about Hollywood and religion on Ain't It Cool. Let's get back to ranting and raving about all the usual rubbish. This particular talkback needs a reboot! Over and out.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Get This Shit Offa My Lawn!!!!

    by pr1c3y

    If Justin Longs in this I'll kill somebody.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    I fuck you! I fuck you all!

    by spud mcspud

    Yes, all this movie needs is some more extremely politically INcorrect ethnic slurring like in LETHAL 4. And also bad one liners that just sound childish, like the LW4 quote in my subject line.<P> Better still, get Shane Black to write it, get Joel Silver to produce, get Richard Donner to direct, and the magic will be back. Providing they don't do grown-up-kids-obviously-being-groomed-for-future-sequels or a goddamn two-other-cops-who'll-carry-the-franchise-name-onwards thing. It could be great... but it probably won't be.<P> And to whoever writes this piece of shit... just reread the DIE HARD 4 script and do EVERYTHING differently. 'Cos that movie was DIE HARD IN NAME ONLY! FUCK YOU LEN WISEMAN!!!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    About this stereotype thing...

    by spud mcspud

    Being a working-class white dude of Anglo-Saxon descent, I'm not actualy a football thug, I don't have a bulldog, cross of St George or the words LOVE / HATE tattooed on my body, I don't support the BNP, I don't drink all day and beat my wife, or any of the other white working-class English steroetypes that get thrown around. I'm no chav, and of that I'm very proud.<P> That said, why are the stereotypes about Jews and black people so offensive? I mean, if the stereotype about my ethnic group was that we are extremely good at making money, owned all the major entertainment industries and were rumoured to be running the world under some great conspiracy group called the Illuminati or whatever - that beats the hell out of people thinking my kind don't work 'cos we can't be arsed. And as for the stereotype about having great big dicks... hey, that's not a bad stereotype to have to live with! It's certainly better than "white, working class, English... you must be a BNP racist bastard!"<P> Bottom line - there are worse stereotypes to live with than "Jews are obsessed with money" or "black guys have huge dicks". And - just like me and my kind - you could just ignore the steretypes, ignore the morons who perpetuate them, and carry on getting on with your lives, with a very healthy sense of humour to go with it. Mel said some dumb shit. He wasn't the first, he sure as shit won't be the last. Let's all get over it and move on. Preferably to FURY ROAD, or PASSION OF THE CHRIST II: THE QUICKENING...

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Stop giving them ideas!<P> BUSEY: Say hello to Mr Joshua. I'll kill you slooooow.<P> LEBOOF: Nononononononononononono!!!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Chris Rock could team up with a new suicidal guy.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Co-sign Dunno

    by toxicbuddha

    My Jewish wife tried pulling that shit on me once about the lack of Jewish actors. I replied: I'll pull 10 DVD's and we'll skip to the credits. You read the names of the directors, producers and casting execs and get back to me. PLUS Jewish actors STILL sometimes change their names. Screwbini is channeling his own hang-ups. given what Gibson said, he conceivably should not be in a major film ever again. Fuck his opinions, his lack of judgment alone should banish him from the kingdom. Ultimately, however, the only thing HOLLYWOOD, not Jews, care about is the bottom line. For as much as we all rant about what sucks and what should not get a sequel around here, we all know damn well that if a flick turns a decent profit they WILL find a way to make the sequel. Dunno was being cynical, Screw. Some of us here in America still believe we can be as brutally honest as we'd like w/o worrying about hurting the feelings of all u axe grinders out there.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Please don't do this.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Thanks for being classy

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Pesci was amazing in LW 2...

    by BigTuna

    But, because his character was so popular, they felt they had to bring him back in the other sequels. He was intricle to the plot in part 2. In the others, they just made up excuses to bring him back and it felt forced. HIi funny "Schtick" got old by part 3 also.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    The new plot

    by methosb

    Murtaugh gets pissed because a dodgy Thai dentist who knows some kind of Thai kung foo shit (played by Tony Jaa) gave him sharp braces that cut up his lips. Riggs joins him on his quest for revenge. This leads them to Phuket where they stumble upon a new dentistry black market that threatens America's freedom (the only free country in the entire world). Shia Labouf will play an American ladyboy that moved to Thailand to be with his own kind, that helps them on their quest.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    The new Animation in the upper left corner

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Prince of Darkness, right?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai, can't disagree. You speak true

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    This was one of the rare instances where a sequel was better than the original.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Jake Busey as Mr Joshua Jr.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    That might work.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Oh ColWTH, you pathetic cretin

    by slone13

    <p>Your ignorance knows no bounds. You poor, poor moronic imbecile.</p> <p>Good day.</p>

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Though shall not jude LETHAL WEAPON

    by Series7

    by Danny Glover.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Just Bring Back TRACI WOLFE!!

    by thelordofhell

    Goddamn that girl is a fuckin' hottie!!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:04 p.m. CST

    "Nailed 'em bofe."

    by The Crystal Skull

    Great line. Glover and Gibson are great actors and all, and this completely smacks of career desperation for these guys, but as long as they don't bring back Joe Pesci, it might have a chance.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST


    by ReEkOs_RoUgHnEcKs

    make the story unravel and be interesting like the first two, have comedy but also have some intense and brutal scenes, get riggs mad and crazy again, cut out all the side characters only for short cameos to keep the same vibe as the others.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    WHY DOES NO ONE see how perfect DiCaprio is for Indy!

    by Pixelsmack

    Come one! He's almost a clone of River P as is and a MUCH better actor. He could TOTALLY nail Mr.Jones!

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by viola123

    *takes in a breath*... Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST



    LOL, Tuna.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Hey, Screwbini?

    by Amadeo Zeller

    Jews don't run Hollywood...In fact, they don't run shit! You happy now?

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Shit is getting too old for this shit.

    by Det. John Kimble

    nuf sed

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Won't Murtaugh be pushing 80!

    by deanbarry

    And Mel is gonna be a little too over the hill to be a called Lethal Weapon. Lol, I'll still probably see it.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Riggs was over the hill in LW4

    by caruso_stalker217

    So I'm not sure how they're going to make that work in the new one. Maybe they'll inject Riggs with experimental nanomachines or something and he'll be fast and able to bust ass again. <p>Murtaugh will be a robot.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 5: Sugar Tits

    by ChiefRoberts

    4 was OK but is 5 taking it a bit far?

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 1 was made in 1987

    by deanbarry

    And Murtaugh turned 50 in that. So, 31 years later..his character will be turning, given a a year or so of production..approxamately 83. Oh hell yeah. And Mel should be in his late 60's to 70's. Nothing Lethal about it, unless they run too fast have heartattacks. no, this will def be a "passing of the torch". And those always turn out sooooo well. And then we can be inundated with new sequels to those flicks. Eventually, it'll go the way of most clasic films and be remade starring somebody from the WB/Disney stable. Getting to old for this....beep. (We all know it'll be watered down PG lite).

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Pardon my math

    by deanbarry

    21 years have passed, making him at least 73...still, he ain't running to quick.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3:34 a.m. CST

    If this is without Gibson and/or Glover...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...then we're,like, superfucked. Really.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST

    The first one was amazing. Crazy Riggs rules.

    by Pixelsmack

    Everything else...when they took that from him....shit.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Chris Columbus & Martin Short's lovechild?

    by pokadoo


  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3:37 a.m. CST

    So Riggs would need to be 63? Mad Cow Riggs? YEAH!!!

    by Pixelsmack

    That would mean the return of crazy Riggs! PERFECT!

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 4:18 a.m. CST

    we're ALL too old for this shit!

    by Maniaq

    like the other guy said, the second one was the peak - and it was all downhill from there...

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    Damn, man, I was just thinking something similar.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Hell yeah

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I'd rather see a Lethal Weapon 5 than most of the summer shit we get thrown our way. And with Shane Black writing it could be a winner. Let's hope Donner can shake off the family-friendly vibe of 3 and 4 and give us a proper thriller again.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Eric Bana is Mad Max 4

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Just do it already.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 6:30 a.m. CST

    "My deah ofeesah..."

    by caruso_stalker217

    "You could not even geev me a pahking teeket." <p>LETHAL WEAPON 2 is truly one of the greatest sequels ever. Possibly one of the the greatest films ever, period. <p>I'm serious.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Stop Raping the past!!

    by Sir Penta jaye

    - New stuff please? PS, Cool new top corner GIF, Prince of Darkness right?

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    That's the only good part of the movie.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST

    LW5: the Grandkids

    by LeftFoot

    Really, aren't both these guys old enough for grandkids? Murtaugh's daughter could have one or two kids by now. Riggs should have at least one kid by now. <BR><BR> Russo should take her clothes off. Frequently.<BR><BR> They should not ignore the actor's/character's ages and just keep doing the same thing. Murtaugh should already be retired when the film starts. Riggs is been forced to partner up with the Chris Rock character. Hopefully the Chris Rock character will be killed in the first 5 minutes because God should punish anyone that fucking annoying. Keep Joe Pesci around for some more three stooges bits.<BR><BR> Using the same actors for the family is a plus. On the Ghost Whisper, her partner's son is being played by actor #4. That kid is growing up so fast the team from 'Fringe' are going to show up to investigate.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Fucking box sets

    by nerosday

    I’m through buying box sets of anything because as soon as I do they make the fucking sequel and I end up with that odd man out little fucker on the DVD shelf...pisses me off. That makes Indy and Lethal now that I've wasted cash on only to have an odd man out behind them... Damn you multi-year delayed sequels. I guess my Mad Max is safe… for now.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 8:05 a.m. CST

    It'll work just fine

    by Ed Okin

    I think what everyone is forgetting, despite endless personal pronouncements that this or that "sucked" or whatever, is the chemistry Gibson and Glover had together. The ever growing enterogue was fun too. Though they seemed intent on closing the door to the series with LW4 (montage at the end, etc.) I am sure they can pull another one out and have it be fun. That's all these movies I recently treated myself to a LW weekend, much to my wife's consternation. (Sorry opinion ahead...)After the shockingly awful "Comedy" that was LW3 (some good bits though, like the building blowing up at the beginning and Lorna and Riggs using their injuries as foreplay) , LW4 looked like a classic.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST



  • Oct. 8, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    KurtLockwood, a cop charged with murder?

    by I Dunno

    What world do you live in? a world where cops are held accountable or their actions? That's cute. <p>Although it was pretty fucking stupid for the old guy to pull out his credentials and yell, "Diplomatic immunity!" as if he expected Murtaugh to just say, "Yeah, he's right" after everything that's happened. That was kind of fucking stupid but otherside, a fun movie.</p>

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Why? Place bets... Reboot!

    by wowsucks

    Hey why not everyone else is trying it... New actors, new image, god hoping better direction... Otherwise if they stay true and old = fail!

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    A Mel comeback

    by darthvedder81

    He can read the backs of Cheerios boxes for 2 hrs, I just want to see Gibson back and acting again!

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Fastracked to the exploding toilet?

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Please don't nuke the fridge on this. Or bomb the toilet, for that matter. <p> That scene was good in LW2 though, I must say.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    You know it DOESN'T have to take place in our YEAR.

    by Pixelsmack

    The 5th flick could take place one year after 4, or abouts. Thus making their ages not so much a factor. No need for a 2008 60-sumtin Riggs and 80-sumtin Murtah.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    well least glover is now murtaugh's actual age more or less

    by Bouncy X

    and as for riggs daughter, well if they go by "real time" she'd be 10yrs old now so i doubt she'd have kids of her own.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    gonna be awesome

    by dopepope

    and all the world knows it.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Help for Mel

    by a rolling stone

    This feels like a project created to help Mel out, but I'll still see it. Waaaaay back during part II, when MTV awarded them best on-screen duo, they got on stage and gave their acceptance speeches in unison. It was so fucking funny--you couldn't understand a word until they both finished and said "thank you" in unison. I'll see it just to revisit that cool chemistry. No buddy-cop movie tops the first Lethal Weapon. 48 Hours is the closest one I can think of, but Eddie wasn't really a cop, I guess.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon 5: PING's REVENGE!

    by groorgman

    Go Ping!

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    this is the best news ever

    by ReEkOs_RoUgHnEcKs

    yeah part 4 was pretty bad but die hard 4 was horribly sad, if my hero shane black is involved again than it should be a good thing

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    this is the best news ever

    by ReEkOs_RoUgHnEcKs

    yeah part 4 was pretty bad but die hard 4 was horribly sad, if my hero shane black is involved again than it should be a good thing

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