Mel Gibson and Danny Glover returning for Lethal Weapon 5

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are set to appear in Lethal Weapon 5, producer Dan Lin announced on Tuesday.

The action buddy cop is to return to the big screen for another outing, with the producer, 46, and the film franchise's director Richard Donner working together to make it happen.

Discussing the highly-anticipated flick on The Hollywood Reporter's Producers Roundtable on Tuesday, Dan revealed the movie would centre on the crime-fighting duo Detective Martin Riggs and his partner Detective Roger Murtaugh, 22 years after the release of Lethal Weapon 4.

Dan revealed they're still in the early stages, but both Mel and Danny are both on board.

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"We're trying to make the last Lethal Weapon movie. And Dick Donner's coming back.

"The original cast is coming back. And it's just amazing. The story is very personal to him," he said.

"Mel and Danny are ready to go, so it's about the script."

Lethal Weapon first hit cinemas in 1987, and consisted of another three films released in 1989, 1992, and 1998.

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All of the four movies in the series were directed by Richard Donner and also share many of the same core cast members.

Lethal Weapon later spawned a television series, which aired from 2016 to 2019, and recast the main roles with younger actors instead.

Rumours have been circulating around Lethal Weapon 5 since Donner spoke about the franchise in an interview on the Spocklight podcast in 2017.

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He revealed Gibson and Glover have agreed to return as Riggs and Murtaugh respectively and that he has a story all set, but the only obstacle was Warner Bros. Pictures greenlighting the film.

During the interview, he touched upon the storyline and explained the story will take place in present-day – setting the characters of Murtaugh and Riggs in their mid-seventies and sixties, respectively.

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