Mel Gibson Comeback Begins with a Cameo in The Hangover 2?
After losing agency representation a few months back for some racist and threatening remarks, Mel Gibson and his career in this industry certainly seemed to be in jeopardy. However, it looks like the once-respected actor and filmmaker is looking to get his groove back in a hurry and he may have found the role to start his uphill battle to get on everyone's good side again. The New York Post reports Gibson has landed a cameo in the anticipated comedy sequel The Hangover 2 which was recently confirmed to take place in Thailand. While this seems like just a rumor, it does jive with some information revealed over the weekend. Read on!
In addition to noticing a report from E! Online stating Heather Graham would not return for The Hangover 2, Latino Review also took note of a mysterious male cameo mentioned last year. Back in December, director Todd Phillips said, "We are going to try and get Tiger Woods for the second one. Yeah, help him regain his image." The cameo would obviously be in the same vein as Mike Tyson's role in the first film and Woods' public infidelities with his marriage would make for some good self-mocking material. However, Gibson's turn in the sequel would be a little more timely, and seems more fitting as Sasha Barrese (who plays Justin Bartha's wife in the film) said the cameo is "unbelievable" and is "the best cameo you've ever seen in your entire life." Mel Gibson could certainly fit the bill.
The source of Gibson's cameo says: "It's a done deal. Mel will make a cameo as a tattoo artist. Filming is taking place on the Warner Bros. lot, where a Bangkok set has been built, and Mel is expected to film his role in two weeks. Then the production moves to Thailand at the end of October." The character details help make it a little more believable and could easily fits in with the recent rumored storyline which apparently sees all the guys re-tracing their steps after a hard night of partying leads to a drunk Stu (Ed Helms) sleeping with a Thai tranny. For now consider this just a rumor, but the prospect certainly has the potential to trump Bill Murray's cameo in Zombieland as arguably the best cameo in the past decade. What do you think?