Mel Gibson dropped from Hangover 2

Mel Gibson, 54, will no longer be making an appearance in The Hangover 2, after members of the cast and crew were reportedly unhappy with his involvement. The actor was due to play a Bangkok tattoo artist in the follow-up to the 2009 smash hit comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis. In the first movie, a group of men went to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. The sequel – which will also reportedly feature former boxer Mike Tyson — will be set in Thailand. Director Todd Phillips said, “I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of [WB president] 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.”

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  1. Danielle • October 22, 2010 @ 11:14 AM

    Lets hope the cast and crew never come to a point in their lives where people may have to judge them as they have judged others.

  2. Jodie • October 22, 2010 @ 11:23 AM

    But they don’t mind sharing the screen with a convicted rapist Mike Tyson?

  3. L1feless • October 22, 2010 @ 11:56 AM

    Now..now..Jodie how dare you inject common sense into an Actors/Actresses decision making process. 🙂

    And Danielle I can only hope that at least one or two of the cast and crew go through some sort of rough patch where they too can be judged as harshly as they have judged Mel. Unless Mel has done something on-site to disrupt or offend the existing cast members then my stance on this issue may change.

  4. sam • October 22, 2010 @ 12:08 PM

    Mel’s plain out Crazy now. It’s messed up, but it would have been awesome to see him in there. they could have walked into the tattoo parlor and been like aren’t you Mel Gibson, and he would say no I’m barney the tattoo artiest. they’d have there conversation about why they got tattoos, all the while obsessing on how much he looks like Mel.

  5. C-Dub • October 22, 2010 @ 2:01 PM

    He’s a leper. Good luck getting work former most powerful actor in Hollyweird.

  6. Helen • October 22, 2010 @ 2:45 PM

    I guess the question is whether the public can separate Mel the real-life person from Mel onscreen, playing a role. Some might be able to, but I’m sure others won’t be able to see past recent events.

  7. Linda • October 22, 2010 @ 3:59 PM

    I heard today that Liam Neeson will be taking the part.

  8. Nancy • October 22, 2010 @ 9:09 PM

    Maybe some of the cast and crew are Jewish. That’s most likely what the problem is here…we all know how Mel feels about Jews. Would be very awkward to be Jewish and have to work with him.

  9. Ally • October 23, 2010 @ 3:44 AM

    poor guy, I thought it would be cool to see Mel in the movie

  10. Amanda • October 23, 2010 @ 5:54 PM

    I think you hit the nail on the head, Nancy. Although I heard Zack Galifianakis was the one who was most opposed to having Mel in the movie.

  11. Rita • October 24, 2010 @ 5:31 AM

    All I am sayng is I LOVED the movie and right after it I said to a friend, I Hope theres a sequel, becoz I’m going to it! I will generally go see a movie, even if I’ve said I won’t(becoz of a certain actor’s behavior etc.). Becoz movies that R Good in almost every way R few and far between this year!!

  12. Rita • October 24, 2010 @ 5:41 AM

    Forgot to say that if 4 some reason every1 concerned kept him in the show. Theres absolutely no way i would support him with my $$$$$$ and go see the sequel. I wouldnt like that 1 bit. Thank You for having the foresight to keep Mr. Gibson out of the movie!!

    He abused a woman and I’m a woman so I see no reason to support him.

  13. Danielle • October 25, 2010 @ 12:50 PM

    @ Rita, don’t you think charges should be laid before YOU convict him of abuse? So easily you take the word of a woman you don’t even know, who stands to gain a great deal if she smeer the man’s name!?

    I too am a woman, and I think he hasn’t been proven guilty of anything so I therefore shall not judge him. The man is an amazing actor/producer and i have enjoyed everything he has done in the past and will continue to enjoy his future projects as well.

    But I suppose, if you are PERFECT yourself then you wouldn’t have to worry about throwing stones in a glass house…..are you perfect?

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