"I would like to think that Mel turned it down because I wasn't involved. Knowing Mel, I would like to think that. Would that be the kind of thing he does? It sure would be." ... "Joel Silver tried to ace me out of it. He tried to put it together but made sure he didn't do it until my contract was up. You know, it's typical of the man. A guy who wasn't even around at the beginning when we started on the first one. He came in late."In our perfect world, we imagine the actor forgoing the project after calculating the combined age of the Donner/Gibson/Danny Glover braintrust at 182 — younger than the Spielberg/Lucas/Ford trinity's 188 as they consider their own franchise's ill-advised fifth installment, but still. We'll take any rationalization if it means we don't have to see Silver forcing Glover to squeal like a pig two years from now on South Park. Crisis averted.
- Richard Donner says 'Lethal Weapon 5' is 'dead in the water' [Hero Complex]