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Mel Gibson will be in charge of directing "Lethal Weapon 5"

Luis Rafael
3 min read

Hollywood actor Mel Gibson will coordinate the fifth Lethal Weapon film, this position did not correspond to Gibson mainly, however, he had to take on the position of director of scenes after the death of the main director of the filming Richard Donner.

The prestigious agency "The Hollywood Reporter" said on Monday that Donner already had much of the filming underway with some authors who were reeling the story, but that Gibson will currently assume control after the death of the cinematographer of "Mortal Weapon 5".

Mel Gibson will be in charge of directing "Lethal Weapon 5" – Movie News
The renowned actor Mel Gibson will be in charge of directing "Mortal Weapon 5"

The "Lethal Weapon" movies were in charge of making a place in Hollywood for Mel Gibson

The renowned "Lethal Weapon" franchise was central to Gibson's development as a Hollywood star in the latter part of the 1980s and mid-1990s.

Co-starring Danny Glover, the award-winning saga so far had four films — delivered in the years (1987, 1989, 1992 and 1998) and a new series, also called "Mortal Weapon", which ran between 2016 and 2019 with a cast completely different.

The fifth part of Mortal Weapon addresses another effort by Mel Gibson to relaunch his career as a film director at difficult times, since, since the last few years, the actor has not carried out any significant project in the film industry until now.

The controversies that Mel Gibson has faced

Lately he has been accused of several crimes and has been leading several riots and controversies ranging from statements against the earthquake and fanaticism to arrests for driving drunk and drugged, to accusations of abusing women, cataloging him as a macho.

A winner of the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for Braveheart in 1995, Gibson had a solid comeback behind the camera with Hacksaw Ridge (2016), a conflict film that garnered six Oscar selections and was his first acting job director for "Apocalypto".

However, as an actor he has lately amassed a large cast of projects with low budgets and little impact, with a few exceptions such as "The Professor and the Madman" and "Dragged Across Concrete".

Mel Gibson says that he feels very honored to be able to direct the film "Lethal Weapon 5"

The initiation of the contract of the famous Mel Gibson as main stage director in "Mortal Weapon 5" is something that has generated a lot of expectation and is very significant in his life. Since, this is one of the first films that made the actor famous and being the director of it is magical.

Mel Gibson during a statement mentioned: "I would never have thought before that I would direct the saga of action and comedy, it is something very unexpected and exciting at the same time, but at the same time I feel sorry for the circumstances in which things happened". Mel finished.

Normally since the famous American from the beginning in the world of entertainment has stood out for his instinctive and extremely serious style with films such as "The Passion of the Christ" in the year (2004).