There goes our chance to either laugh or groan at Mel Gibson in The Hangover 2.
TMZ reports his cameo's been axed thanks to the cast being perturbed at the prospects of mugging onscreen next to the controversial actor/director. Essentially, this confirms speculation arisen days ago (from a Vulture article) of co-star Zach Galifianakis being unhappy with the decision to include Gibson in the first place.
So director Todd Phillips throws up an "I really wanted Gibson, but I don’t want to piss off the guys" statement to the press and here we are.
Gibson's certainly an ass. But I'm curious if the cast/crew had problems bullshitting on set with living saint Mike Tyson? On the other hand, Phillips should have damn-well known throwing Gibson in the mix would upset someone working on the sequel. Thus neither side looks particularly good. But it's for the best anyway. The whole deal sounded stupid.