“Lethal Weapon” screenwriter Shane Black has apparently indicated that despite his work on a fifth film’s script, it’s likely another “Lethal Weapon” film will not happen.
Moviehole talked with a source who agreed, saying “that one is as good as dead. It won’t happen. Which is a pity” and added that Black’s screenplay was “fabulous. A much better send off than [Number 4].”
The killing blow was likely the quote from series helmer Richard Donner who said in October that “Mel [Gibson] 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.”