By Aly Semigran
With the recent news of a remake in the works, “Lethal Weapon” fans may be excited about the return of cop buddies Riggs and Murtaugh to the big screen, but there’s one person who may be hesitant to see it redone: its original star Danny Glover.
Glover received word about the franchise reboot when MTV News caught up with him at the Sundance Film Festival. The actor responded to the news by quoting his “Lethal Weapon” character Murtaugh, by telling us, “I’m too old for this!”
But it wasn’t just time passed that Glover worried about the reboots. The star cited his co-star Mel Gibson (“I love Mel. Mel’s my friend” he said of the troubled actor) and their director for all four “Lethal Weapon” films, Richard Donner, for the success and “magic” in the original movies.
The actor, who was at Sundance to promote his latest film “The Black Power Mixtape”, said of his former director, “There’s no way this could have been done, the four “Lethal Weapon” movies, without Richard Donner.” Glover went on to say that Donner allowed the actors, “the space for us to…create and gather the kind of relationships… we did in that movie.”
Glover, who recalled the making of the films as “a wonderful journey,” just seemed to want the original series to be left alone. “I’d like to think that the four we did were still magical and people will still reference the four “Lethal Weapon’s”, he said, “I like what we’ve done before in the past.”