Per News Reelz:
After starring in the first four films, it looks like Mel Gibson will also step behind the camera for the fifth installment. During an interview over in London, Gibson let it slip he was looking at directing the film and “Deadline” reports he is indeed in talks to direct and star, though no deal has closed.
If this happens, Gibson would step in for franchise director Richard Donner who passed away this past July but had been developing a possible sequel with Gibson over the years prior to his death. After his passing, Gibson saw it right to continue the development of the film as a proper tribute to his friend and the late director of the franchise. Franchise co-star, Danny Glover, is also said to be on board.
What’s interesting is that this is said to not be a theatrical release. The film would be developed for HBO Max as the service continues to build up its slate of feature films that would premiere on the streamer.
Also unknown is when the film would actually get in front of cameras. Gibson is juggling a number of future projects right now including a starring role in the new John Wick series at Starz, The Continental. Also, Danny Glover isn’t getting any younger.
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