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Mel Gibson Bounced From 'The Hangover 2'

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 21, 2010 10:24 AM
9 Comments
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We Wonder How That Phone Call Went



It looks like the career rehabilitation of Mel Gibson will have to find another project.

Todd Phillips has confirmed that Mel Gibson will not featured in the film saying, "I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team. But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

And by full cast and crew he probably means one Zach Galifianakis who recently hit the Comedy Death-Ray podcast revealing that he was in "deep protest" over a film (which he wouldn't name) that he was currently shooting. It doesn't take a genius to figure out he was talking about "The Hangover 2." "I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something. But I can’t get the guys to [listen] ... I’m not making any leeway,” he said. Well, it looks like Phillips finally saw just how much Gibson's presence in the film was going to frustrate one of the film's stars and we'd imagine, Galifianakis wasn't the only one not comfortable with giving Gibson an easy pass back into Hollywood.

At any rate, production continues and we guess they'll have to find someone new to make a cameo in the film. Any suggestions? "The Hangover 2" hits theaters without Mel Gibson on May 26, 2011.

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9 Comments

  • brandi | October 22, 2010 9:25 AMReply

    And who exactly is the convicted rapist they're working with? And who cares how many Oscars the racist-misogynist-homophobe has?

  • cirkusfolk | October 22, 2010 6:14 AMReply

    How many Oscars does any of the cast or crew of The Hangover have? That's what I thought.

  • Nick | October 22, 2010 6:03 AMReply

    Yeah, Starway, Woody Allen is the same as Polanski or Gibson. Having a weird romance that turns into a long lasting marriage is the same thing as drugging and raping a 13 year old or saying Jews cause all the wars and verbally assualting your ex wife and saying she'll get raped by a "pack of [n words]"

    Totally the same.

  • Greg | October 22, 2010 1:28 AMReply

    @brandi, the convicted rapist would be Mike Tyson, who appeared in the first film.

  • Alex | October 21, 2010 12:28 PMReply

    Replace him with Nic Cage.

  • Starway2001 | October 21, 2010 11:57 AMReply

    Maybe they can hire Roman Polanski or Woody Allen for the role. Maybe Charlie Sheen's available too.

  • Little Monster | October 21, 2010 11:16 AMReply

    Hey Mel! Karma's a bitch huh?

  • donny wahls | October 21, 2010 10:59 AMReply

    they won't work with a racist but they will work with a convicted rapist? atleast mel gibson is a talented actor, even if he is a total asshole.

  • Oliver Lyttelton | October 21, 2010 10:48 AMReply

    If this was Galifianakis' doing, and I suspect it was, he's bought enough goodwill with me that he could and make Dinner For Schmucks 2 and 3, and I'd still want to kiss him on the mouth.

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