No Mel in Lethal Weapon Five?

Too bad, so sad.

A recent LA Times article says that according to bitter and snubbed director Richard Donner - whom you may recall directed and produced the first four Lethal Weapon films but has since been banished from the land of sequels - Mel Gibson has walked away from the project:
"Mel turned it down," Donner said. "I would like to think that Mel turned it down because I wasn't involved. Knowing Mel, I would like to think that. Would that be the kind of thing he does? It sure would be."
I dont know if Mel walked because Donner wasn't included in the production, or simply because doing a fifth film is just stupid at this point, but you have to wonder what's really going on behind the scenes.

I'm sure more drama will unfold around this. As always, stay tuned.

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