The director of all parts of Lethal Weapon, Richard Donner, has personally confirmed his participation in the filming of the fifth part. The director said that it was his privilege and duty to complete the franchise.
This film will be the last. It is my privilege and my duty to complete the franchise. It is, of course, exciting. This will be the last film, I promise.
Back in 2018, the director worked on the script for the film with Lethal Weapon 4 writer Channing Gibson. According to the director’s idea, the finale was supposed to be dark, but he doubted that he would be able to do it due to difficulties in negotiations with Warner Bros.
The key actors of the franchise should return to their roles: Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The first film in the franchise was released in 1987, and the fourth in 1998. It is not known when the finale will premiere.