Now Mel Gibson is Rumored to Play the Villain in 'The Expendables 3'
Back in April, Sylvester Stallone himself entertained the idea of bringing Mel Gibson on to direct The Expendables 3. That never came to fruition since Red Hill director Patrick Hughes is behind the sequel now. However, it sounds like Stallone might have locked down Gibson for The Expendables 3 in a different role. Showbiz 411 is reporting that Gibson is being lined up to take the villain role in the action ensemble sequel which just recently confirmed Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Jackie Chan, not to mention adding Milla Jovovich into the mix as the new bad ass female. Could this be some kind of a comeback for Gibson?
While the prospect of Gibson taking on the likes of Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews and the rest of the gang in the August 2014 release, it also seems too easy. After all, Gibson is already appearing as the villain in the over-the-top grindhouse action sequel Machete Kills later this year. And while this film certainly has a different style, playing the villain in The Expendables 3 might just seem a little too familiar. Of course, Gibson has had a hard time since certain public antics have painted him in a negative light, so maybe he's just taking what he can get at this point. What do you think?