I’m sure you read the reports by now that got out today and you’re probably wondering my thoughts. About Mel Gibson not only reprising his role as Martin Riggs for “Lethal Weapon 5” but he will also be directing it too, replacing Richard Donner who died earlier this year.
Of course, there will be all kinds of controversy around this ’cause of Mel’s past and I’m sure many are attacking Warner Brothers studios and threatening to boycott and all that crazy stuff.
There are some that are gonna be unforgiving and won’t let the past stay in the past but “who cares”. Mel’s still a great director and a talented man.
I’m sure he’ll make a great “Lethal Weapon” movie, he’ll make it action packed and funny as hell like the first 4 were. Mel is taking over Richard Donner to honor him after his passing which is great. Mel and Danny Glover reuniting would be awesome and that definitely have to happen but will the other cast return? Like with Joe Pesci, Renee Russo and Chris Rock? I’m sure Mel is gonna try to bring back the whole gang, we’ll see. Can’t wait.
Mel is mostly an actor and he’ll direct a film occasionally. While “Man Without a Face”, “Braveheart” and “Passion of the Christ” were all good flicks, I thought his best directed movie was “Apocalypto”. He may have had a controversial past yes but he’s still directed award nominated movies ’cause his last directed movie “Hacksaw Ridge (which was also pretty good) got some award attention.
I’m a big Lethal Weapon fan but is Lethal Weapon 5 gonna be HBO Max exclusive only? I hope not ’cause I don’t want to get HBO Max, I’m hoping they’ll release it for the big screen too. We’ll have to wait and see.