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Mel Gibson No Longer in ‘The Hangover 2’

Written by on October 21, 2010 

Mel Gibson has been rumored and then confirmed for the past week or so to be making a cameo in The Hangover 2, and this news made many people, including myself, a little annoyed that his cameo had been spoiled when the movie had barely even started shooting. But it seems like that won’t be a problem anymore, as his cameo has been cancelled, according to TMZ (via /Film).

Apparently it was Phillips’ choice to have him appear as a tattoo artist in the film’s setting of Bangkok, but members of the cast were said to have been uncomfortable having him on the set and shooting scenes with the actor. His quote is as follows:

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.

Also from /Film was a quote picked up by Vulture that was made by one of the film’s stars Zach Galifianakis, who when speaking to the ComedyDeathRay podcast, said that he was “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” and that when the host began to mention The Hangover 2, he was cut off by the star, which indicates enough in just a quick exchange.

And by “enough,” I’m referring to the fact that a sequel to The Hangover is a bad idea, as sequels to comedies (Caddyshack II is just there as a warning for everybody) tend to not be good. If the movie is funny, then it’s funny, and I’ll be happy. But production problems such as these don’t leave me feeling particularly optimistic, and I don’t feel unsafe in saying that this is just a small indicator of the problems we’ll be hearing about in the months to come.

The Hangover 2 is set for a May 2011 release.

What do you think of this news? Does it leave you nervous about The Hangover 2?

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