Warner Bros.: Mel Gibson is not appearing in ‘Hangover 2’

10.21.10 7 years ago 2 Comments

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Despite reports that ran earlier this week, it seems that Mel Gibson will not, in fact, be appearing in “The Hangover 2.”

Director Todd Phillips, via Warner Bros., released a statement today that indicated not everybody was thrilled about the potential cameo.

“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,” Phillips said.

Gibson was to play a tattoo artist in the comedy sequel, but internal backlash required that the filmmakers withdraw their offer.

The veteran actor has been a highly controversial figure since his arrests, divorce proceedings and tabloid tussles with his ex-girlfriend. His appearance in the film could have amounted to the same wild card that Mike Tyson played in the “Hangover.”

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