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.