It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia gave us two perfectly fine sequels to the Lethal Weapon franchise, continuing the story of Riggs and Murtaugh in a way that most studios would be too afraid to touch while being more memorable than the last two entries in the official series. The show gave us two classic episodes about The Gang’s attempts to fund and produce their own sequels to the classic cop franchise, but now the real team could be getting back together to turn a joke into a reality.
Deadline reports that the original team behind the Lethal Weapon films are sniffing around a possible fifth entry to the series, twenty years after Riggs and Murtaugh last hit the streets to battle crime:
Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Richard Donner are all huddling on the possibility of doing another film for the the Lethal Weapon franchise. In the scenario we’ve heard Donner would direct and Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4) would script. There are many moving parts, but we’ve heard that all are on board and exploring another film.
Gibson has faced most of his troubles in the time since the fourth Lethal Weapon movie, with starring roles coming few and far between. He is also 61 years old at the moment, ten years younger than Danny Glover who is 71 and possibly literally too old for this sh*t. Still, if Harrison Ford and Sly Stallone can hop around in their 70s for action movies, nothing is impossible.
The odd part here is that Lethal Weapon the television series is carrying the torch pretty well on its own without the original cast and crew. Would a film change that or throw a wrench into the series deal? Also, is it possible that we get an Always Sunny episode where The Gang compares their version to the real one if this ends up going into production? That’s our best case scenario.