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But perhaps Rene Russo will.
I imagine we won't see much, if anything, of the Murtaugh family, except the wife.
Steve Kahan is retired, and Mary Ellen Trainor has passed away.
Will Riggs' son appear? I hope not. Let's forget about passing of the torches, and fathers and sons amending their broken relationships.
I like films 3 and 4, but I do prefer the first two. But frankly, something like 3 and 4 would be good enough for me. 4 had a cool villain in Jet Li (not underused like Stuart Wilson) and the Chinatown and highway chases were great.
I believe Donner did suggest this fifth film would be more serious than its immediate predecessors.
It will be interesting to see how it goes: Gibson hasn't really directed anything in anything less than a hardball, humourless style really (although he has been terrific at that).
I'd hope he could be, as the chemistry with all three of them is great.
And what about Chris Rock? Will he return? Rene Russo would seem a must and you'd have to think that Riggs son would be part of the story.
Maybe the plot of the film is Riggs and Murtaugh have to come out of retirement to save their son / grandchild ???
Surely Riggs and Murtaugh would both be retired from active police duty now. I'm intrigued as too what story they come up with, and how many of the 'gang' will appear.
Hopefully not for too long?!!!! [-O<
I think TG: Maverick showed that there is an audience for classic characters that stay true to their origins.
A LW film could be produced Lon a very reasonable budget; it would not be an effects heavy extravaganza. The financial return could be huge with little risk.
Yeah, done with little risk would be appropriate. Just in case.
The shake up at WB has changed the outlook for a lot of films. I also think that the success of the Predator prequel, “Prey” will have studio executives rethinking bypassing theatrical releases.
Personally, I'm not concerned about that, because I'm mostly interested in the quality of the film, rather than how well it does with audiences (unless the audience is me). I could feel differently if I expected this film to lead to more films, and if I wanted that to be the case, but this is going to be the end of the LW films, as far as I can tell (and yes, you never know for sure, but to me it sounds logical to end it here -- many people will agree that they shouldn't even make a fifth film, which is a reasonable opinion to hold).
Now, if a perceived lack of interest from the public results in potentially undesirable changes made to the film to make it more "modern", like turning the action into Fast & Furious kind of stuff, then that would be a shame. But I don't see that happening, particularly not if Mel Gibson is going to direct, and Lauren Shuler Donner is going to produce.
Yeah, we just hope everything about it turns out well though.
Well he does say first quarter…
Great news looks like good progress is being made.
4 already felt like an actual ending of the film series, and I really don’t care about seeing an elderly Gibson and Glover embarrassing theirselves.
My thinking too. I really don't know how necessary this sequel is.
With Gibson directing, I’m not sure. His films are typically morose. Unless he tries to stretch himself with 5, I dunno if his sensibilities as a director are a good fit.