Mel says no to another Lethal Weapon

mel_gibson.jpgMel Gibson says he won’t be appearing in another Lethal Weapon sequel. “I couldn’t imagine going back there to try to revive that one,” he told MTV. “I think we got everything we could out of it.” Shane Black, who wrote the original Lethal Weapon movie, penned an outline for a fifth movie, which piqued producer Joel Silver’s interest. But when Gibson decided he didn’t want to return to his role as Martin Riggs, the film was shelved, according to Richard Donner, who directed all four installments. “Of course these things always come around,” Gibson continued. “Five though? Five?! Please.” Gibson, who’s concentrated on directing in the past few years, returns to the big screen this November following a six-year absence to star as a homicide detective in the thriller Edge Of Darkness.

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  1. Dave • February 13, 2009 @ 11:10 AM

    thank God

  2. Jo-Anne. • February 13, 2009 @ 12:51 PM

    I loved Lethal Weapon(s) back when, but am not surprised he’s refused…

  3. tributegirl • February 13, 2009 @ 12:58 PM

    same, they were really good, I still enjoy watching them when they are on tv. But Mel is right, the time for these movies has come and gone.

  4. Peter • February 13, 2009 @ 1:45 PM

    Mel finally realized he’s “too old for this shit.”

  5. sexy single dude • February 13, 2009 @ 5:30 PM

    this is funny cause I read that there was gunna be a Lethal Weapon 5 and it was due out in 2010 and I started thinking about it the other day and I was like isnt Danny Glover like 70 years old so I didnt think he would be back for sure but now Mel Gibsons not gunna be in it so Im only assuming if they still make it it will be a really stupid movie and mess up the whole series.

  6. Stephen • February 14, 2009 @ 1:07 PM

    Or maybe Hollywood in their finite wisdom (infinite lack of creativity?) will decide to reboot the series with two new actors. Just imagine the possibilities… Ashton Kutcher and Will Smith…

    Shoot me now.

  7. silent bob • February 14, 2009 @ 2:25 PM

    Forget Murtaugh, WE are too old for this sh*t!

  8. Curly • February 14, 2009 @ 3:35 PM

    I rather get a pie thrown in my face, poked in the eyes,slapped across the head,or punched in the groin than have to watch another Lethal weapon movie…Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk
    Boo, Boo, Boo, Boo, Boo, Boo, Boo, Boo…

  9. demigod • February 15, 2009 @ 8:02 AM

    To think Sylvester Stallone is 62 working on Rambo V and making it work..
    Seen a recent pic of him and he’s absolutely shredded!

  10. Dave • February 15, 2009 @ 9:43 AM

    Sylvester Stallone is on HGH (humane growth hormones) He was busted in Australia for it.

  11. Mark • February 15, 2009 @ 12:12 PM

    If they are going to make another Lethal Weapon they should put Danny and Mel both in the movie as retired cops training others to do what they did to make the movie good or it won t be a movie with out them as they are the main stars in the other 4 it is a great series.

  12. Jo-Anne. • February 15, 2009 @ 1:48 PM

    Mark, that is a really good comment you made, yes, I could see that working…

  13. demigod • February 15, 2009 @ 5:32 PM

    Dave, he uses steroids too.

  14. Coop • February 16, 2009 @ 8:27 PM

    Sylvester Stallone making it work?!One of hollywood’s worst actors of all time and by most accounts all around jerk off should have been taken behind the barn along time ago.
    As for Mel,I for one applaud him not selling out even if he is an antisemitic swine.

  15. demigod • February 16, 2009 @ 9:21 PM

    Coop..you may think what you want, but he’s a huge box office draw.

  16. Coop • February 16, 2009 @ 10:18 PM

    Point taken….but he still sucks!

  17. gramps • February 18, 2009 @ 9:44 PM

    Mel is too old to do these stunts poor guy is a gramps like me… lol

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