Looks Like Zach Galifianakis Has Killed Mel Gibson’s The Hangover 2 Cameo

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Mel Gibson as a Bangkok tattoo artist in “The Hangover 2″? Hell, it could have been the celebrity cameo of the year.

Except now it won’t be.

Despite previous rumors that the cameo would definitely happen (and from all reports, it looked like it was a done deal), it now appears the displeasure of one Zach Galifianakis with said cameo has caused the studio and director Todd Phillips to “rethink” things.

Phillips released a statement saying as such:

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.

Zach Galifianakis has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t approve of Gibson’s cameo in the movie, and recently told Comedy Death-Ray podcast host Scott Aukerman as much:

But a movie you’re acting in, you don’t have a lot of control — you just show up and vomit your lines out. 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.

Apparently you made plenty of leeway, Zach old chum.

Which begs the question: was Zach Galifianakis in similar “deep protest” over rapist Mike Tyson’s cameo in the first movie and simply not have the power to say No back then? One wonders…

'No cameo for you, Mel Gibson! This'll teach you!'

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  • Anonymous

    Hey, Fat Jesus: dick move

    And he’s got “Due Date” on deck with Downey, Jr, who ‘s got history with Gibson. That’s going to be some awkward press junkets

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z7546NQ5ZXFHS6G5AVECRYREAY THE MAN

    Zack and

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z7546NQ5ZXFHS6G5AVECRYREAY THE MAN

    Zack and I was starting to like you after The Hangover. Your nothing but a whiner and who do you think you are, what have you accomplished? Mel runs circles around you. I think you just felt very intimidated by MAD MAX. YOU SUCK FAT JESUS.

  • Juggernaut

    You can take Mel’s cameo, but you’ll never take his FREEDOM!!!!

  • Trace

    I already had a good reason NOT to watch this college/toilet humor movie, just for the fact the first was only mildly funny.. And I dont even see how they can spin a sequel out of this “story line”. But Mel Gibson MADE me WANT to see this (I was actually looking forward to it.) NOW this has just solidified the FACT I would NVR pay to see a film with ANY of the hypocrits involved with boycotting a “scorned” man caught (illegally) by that wicked witch, who HERSELF is under a suspicious veil now too. (more so than Mel EVER was/is) I cringe at the thought of EVER going through what she has put him (as well as the rest of his family) though publicly!
    That whole rape (CONVICTION) “Actual SPOUSAL abuse”, un-necessary violence IN the ring even (Ear-Chomping) even ADMITTED DRUG (not just alcohol) use, amongst the LONG list of other flaws associated with Tyson.
    Mel has only been in trouble for DUI, and the B.S. with the gypsy Octosana. GOOD Job Hangover 2 cast.. YOU specifically Zach Galawhatever (we wont even remember you in a year) have Guarenteed YOUR crap-tastic sequel’ will absolutely be avoided by So many ppl now, you don’t even know how dumb or hypocritical your little “if he’s IN I’m out” stunt has affected a flick that hasnt even been made yet. IF my eyes EVER see more than a trailer of that movie it will be because I AM BOOT-Legging it for FREE! (as I did the FIRST one!) Dammed if it will get a single rating or DOLLAR from ME. (fyi, sequels (ALOMOST) always SUCK B*alls anyways!)
    IMO Mel should RE-Release “Passion of the Christ” at the theaters the SAME day this POS movie comes out.. THEN you will see the error of your ways! I’d PAY to go see that again thrice before I would watch your movie even ONCE for FREE!
    *Golf-Clap* to YOU ALL
    OH and BTW Zack Galawhatever, Robert Downey Jr. (who you did your newer movie with, “Due Date” would ONLY be doing movies TODAY because MEL F’N GIBSON Gave him a SECOND chance! NOT ONE production company would pay the insurance for R. Downey Jr. (due to his PAST behavior) so Mel Gibson PAID for it HIMSELF
    * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Downey,_Jr. * Mel was the one who PUT him back in a position to finally get OUT of the gutter! DO your Re-search before you go all “girly-drama-pants” you Un-Funny, Un-Original HACK! THIS could happen to ANY one of you men in Hollywood. (and in your case Zack, I hope you find out first hand how EASILY ONE person could ruin you under certain circ.umstances.
    Mel screwed up, by meeting and trusting a Grifting Movie Star F’er. He was lonely, and weak after being seperated from his WIFE of 28 years. He made an error in judgement, (getting with Octosana) BUT unlike SO many other men he TRIED to be a stand-up guy and do right by his CHILD! (would Zack G. be such a good man to take care of a woman who screwed him over AND TWO kids, ONE who isn’t even HIS..? I doubt he would!) ZACK G. Walk 10 ft in MEL’s shoes, o wait.. HIS shoes would BE TOO big for your LITTLE self to EVER fill! Get a CLUE, then open your mouth. Cuz i’m Sooo sure you have never said or done ANYTHING you would want to take back, or keep private!
    MEL make YOUR own movies again, YOU don’t need Hollywood to do your work! YOU still have so many people who love and support YOUR work!
    I’m sorry you had a lapse of judgemnet and had all this happen to you. But “THINGS WILL get BETTER!” Give us (those who REALLY see WHAT has happened to you) a chance to show YOU and HOLLYWOOD how willing WE are to support you.
    OUR NUMBERS ARE LARGE, AND OUR VOICES ARE LOUD. See you @ the theater!

  • Asakay

    What a (*))&^$^#&(&*^&(

  • Asakay

    What a (*))&^$^#&(&*^&(

  • V for Vaginetta Furns

    Mel who?