Zach Galifianakis Ousts Mel Gibson From Hangover 2?

ZACH GALIFIANAKIS was reportedly unhappy with Warner Bros' decision to add MEL GIBSON to the cast of the 'The Hangover 2', which had led the 54-year-old's cameo appearance being scrapped, according to MTV News. It was announced earlier this week that Gibson would be joining the film to play a Bangkok tattoo artist, however, director TODD PHILLIPS has confirmed that the decision has been overturned.
Phillips said in a statement, "I thought Mel would have been great in the movie. And I had the full backing of (WB president) 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".
Galifianakis, who was the star of the 'The Hangover', hinted that he was behind Gibson's ousting to radio host SCOTT AUKERMAN in a discussing about his influence on the movie-making process, he said, "I'm not the boss. I'm 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 ... I'm not making any leeway". 'The Hangover 2', which is the sequel to the 2009 smash hit comedy, is set for release on 26th May 2011 and will see Galifianakis and BRADLEY COOPER reprise their original roles.


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Zach Galifianakis and any of the other avid protesters should be ashamed of themselves. Who made them judge and jury. I admire Todd Phillips and Warner Brothers for trying to make this happen but I am disappointed that ultimately they had to succumb to the pressure of actors that would be no where with out the Hangover1 and the Director who overlooked the fact that these actors had no big names and yet chose to give them a chance.
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Well I can add one more name to people I won't go and watch. I am sure my few bucks won't break the bank but I am joining a growing number of people who are tired of Hollywood actors trying to control what we see and think. I am not necessarily a big Mel Gibson fan but this is nothing less than blacklisting and so Mr Galifianakis can do without my money and proceed with his vision to control all things around him. I will be watching nothing that bears his name, too many good movies to watch to bother with idiots like this. Let the audience decide.
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