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Mel Gibson: No 'Hangover 2' Appearance

Mel Gibson: No 'Hangover 2' Appearance

Mel Gibson will not appear in The Hangover 2 after all.

The 54-year-old actor was reportedly set to portray a tattoo artist in the second installment of the Hangover story.

“I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of [Warner Brothers Pictures president] Jeff Robinov and his team,” director Todd Phillips said (via Deadline). “But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.”

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24 Responses to “Mel Gibson: No 'Hangover 2' Appearance”

  1. 1

    What a bunch of Indian givers!

  2. 2
    Noabusivedrunksplease Says:

    Thank god, racists do not deserve to put in poplar movies!

  3. 3
    MEL GIBSON Says:

    @Noabusivedrunksplease: but rapists do? too bad

  4. 4
    Tim Says:


  5. 5
    asha Says:

    Good. I wouldn’t have gone to see it if they had given Mel Gibson a cameo.

  6. 6
    cece Says:

    They had mike tyson and he beat his wife and bit off pplz ears. If they can make room for him they can make room for mel.

  7. 7
    hypocrites rule Says:

    Sooo… You bunch of hypocrites have no problem with Tyson, a CONVICTED RAPIST being in the Hangover, but you have a problem with Gibson because of his drunken rants?

  8. 8
    deedith Says:

    i like The Hangover but it’s not all that. I think it’s Overrated.. but maybe that’s just me.

  9. 9
    Dan Says:

    @hypocrites rule: I don’t believe anyone mentioned Tyson being okay. I’m pretty sure no one reviewed the entire cast list for the first installment, but we’re talking about a sequel here. People are just saying they’d prefer Mel Gibson to be absent in The Hangover 2. If you’re going to get offended because they dislike racism and Mel Gibson, sorry.

  10. 10
    lynn Says:

    I’m not a big fan of either Tyson or Gibson. But Gibson’s antics were more recent and fresher in people’s minds. I believe them taking him out of the film was a good idea. Many, but not all, are against him right now and I have a feeling the producers did not want it to hurt their box office revenue.

  11. 11
    violet Says:

    why would lousy actors want to be upstaged by one of the best actors of our time?

  12. 12
    Shakira Says:

    It is a good thing they cancelled on Mel because his appearance would have meant I did not go to see the movie.

  13. 13
    Cole Says:

    Thank god!

  14. 14
    N. Says:

    An article from The Wrap suggested that Zach G wasn’t happy about Gibson being included in the movie. He said he has turned down parts because of moral issues before and it sounds like he might have been vocal about his objections to this one. If Phillips mentioned “cast and crew” then it’s doubtful Zach G was the only one.

  15. 15
    natalie Says:

    @N.: if thats true then I like zach even more now. I really loved Mel Gibson, his talent and the person he seemed to be just astonished me but lately his behaviour make me ashamed to admit I once admired the man he was.

  16. 16
    natalie Says:

    oh, one more thing: I am truly sadned that he was such a douche. had he not, he would have been one of the greatest of our time, not only in talent but in grace.

  17. 17
    rhonda Says:

    all the publicity would have been about Mel, they all want to be star for a minute!

  18. 18
    Metalni Haleta Says:

    We wait, we’ll see what happens. There are always surprises in such cases

  19. 19
    TIM GUNN Says:

    Zach is a nobody, he will rue this day.

    Gibson has never been charged, need we say more?

  20. 20
    Kate Ford Says:

    I am now boycotting the sequel and Zach, whomever he may be.

  21. 21
    rogerthat Says:

    Basically the jews refused it. Everyone on that crew and cast is jewish.

  22. 22
    oy Says:

    @I LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER — Are you aware that the phrase you used regarding Native Americans is racist?

    Please be careful about the phrases you so casually toss around, or you risk categorizing yourself in the same company as Gibson himself.

  23. 23
    anna Says:

    Hey guys, I’m sorry if this is annoying, or whatever. But, if you want Ed Helms to host SNL, join this group on Facebook! It’s for a good cause ;)

  24. 24
    LuvMel Says:

    @I LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER: Mel Gibson can do no wrong in my book. People say alot of f-ed up stuff. But he didn’t beat women, men, or bite people.

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