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Thursday 18 September 2014

Hemsworth 'for Lethal Weapon 5'

Chris Hemsworth could be starring in a new Lethal Weapon film

Chris Hemsworth has been linked to star in the Lethal Weapon reboot.

The Thor star could be set for a role in the upcoming Lionhunters, which is described as a cross between a remake and a sequel, reported The Tracking Board.

Chris, best known for playing the hammer-wielding Norse god in the Marvel films, is tipped to play one of the leading characters, rumoured to be the son of an older cop - thought to be Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) - who wants to follow in his father's footsteps.

Fast And Furious director Justin Lin is attached to direct Lionhunters, with Will Beall working on the current version of the script.

Mel and his co-star Danny Glover have not been linked to the upcoming remake, and in past interviews, Mel has denied involvement in any kind of sequel or reboot.

"I think the way things are going, they'll just remake those somehow,' he told Total Film in 2012.

"Though it's really tough to replace Danny. He was so amazing in those things. It was a good gig for us. They really afforded me the opportunity to slow down and pick things and do things that really interested me."

Lionhunters would be the fifth film in the series, following Lethal Weapon 4 in 1998. The original Lethal Weapon film was released in 1987, with follow-ups in 1989 and 1992.

Chris, who will reprise his Thor role in the Avengers sequel Age Of Ultron, will next star in Ron Howard's In The Heart Of The Sea and Michael Mann's espionage thriller Cyber.

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