Oscar-winning director and popular actor Mel Gibson has said, sequels to two of the most popular films, ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘The Passion of Christ’ in which he was involved, are in development.
Gibson is currently starring as Chris Cringle in the fantasy-thriller “Fatman,” which is in theaters and streaming online.
According to Gibson, director and producer of the ‘Lethal Weapon’ – Richard Donner wants to make a fifth installment of the successful franchise.
“He wants to do another one. He’s going to jump back on the horse again, and he can do it,” the actor said. “He’s like 90 years old now. … He’s going to kick another goal”, Gibson told Fox News’ Raymond Arroyo, who was guest-hosting on “The Ingraham Angle”.
The original “Lethal Weapon” buddy cop film, starring Gibson and Danny Glover, came out in 1987.
“That’s a work in progress. Very difficult material. It’s a very big subject,” he told Arroyo. “It’s going to take some massaging to actually get it to work just right, because if you’re going to do it, you’ve got to go all the way.”
“It has to be spectacular.”
In 2016, Gibson hinted during an interview with CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that part of the story might be what Jesus did between the time of his death on Good Friday and his resurrection on the third day.
Some have interpreted passages in the Bible’s book of 1 Peter to mean that Jesus descended into hell, or at least some unearthly realm, and set free the spirits of those held captive by the devil and sin who had died before his crucifixion.
Some of the most memorable scenes in “Passion” were Satan’s interactions with Jesus and the crowd who called for his crucifixion, as well as the moment the demon leader had the terrible realization that Christ had won their contest by voluntarily dying for the sins of mankind.
Following his resurrection, Jesus made multiple appearances to his followers before his ascension 40 days later, according to the Bible.