‘Hangover 2′ Set Photos & Mel Gibson Cameo Rumors [Updated]

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 11:33 pm,

[Updated: According to Todd Phillips, via E! Online, Mel Gibson will not be appearing in The Hangover 2. Scroll down for the official update.]

So far it’s been hard to tell what is true or not when it comes to The Hangover 2. From the early “Will they or won’t they return?” rumors about the cast to the confirmed/denied/re-confirmed news of a Thailand setting, what should be a transparent sequel has been weirdly sensational.

Today, we have new set photos of all four Hangover stars back at work on the sequel and a new rumor that a new controversial celebrity will be making an appearance in The Hangover 2.

Those who saw The Hangover know that one of the film’s gret highlights was having former boxing superstar (and frequent tabloid sensation) Mike Tyson make a cameo appearance. Tyson’s scenes were brief, but great, and were filled with winking references to the former Heavyweight Champion’s real-life troubles.

Well, according to the New York Post, Mel Gibson – who has been the center of multiple scandals in the last few years – will be making an appearance in The Hangover 2 as a Bangkok tattoo artist. As you can probably already tell, the joke potential for such a scenario is off the scale.

Here’s what a source had to say about the matter:

“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.”

For now take this as a big RUMOR, but personally, I would love to see Gibson onscreen humbling himself by cracking jokes about his own recent (and very public) missteps. A self-referential cameo worked well for helping Tyson step back into the limelight in a positive way, and as I said up above, the jokes pretty much write themselves when you think about “Crazy Mel” as a Bangkok tattoo artist. Fingers crossed that this turns out to be true.

Finally, here are some set photos from the The Hangover 2 that were captured last week, courtesy of Pop Sugar. As you can see, all four guys – Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha – are back in action:

Head over to Pop Sugar for more of the set photos.

Update: Director Todd Phillips spoke with E! Online, lamenting that Mel Gibson will not be in The Hangover 2, afterall:

“I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of 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.”

The Hangover 2 is currently slated for release on May 26, 2011.

Sources: New York Post & Pop Sugar via Coming Soon

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  1. i bet Mel’s cameo is gonna kill! im looking forward to this one just a little more now

  2. Gonna have to disagree on this one- I think Mel Gibson’s brand of vicious, malignant racism and misogyny doesn’t really have any place being celebrated, and that’s what those kind of cameos are- a celebration of that celebrity’s notoriety, a way for them to laugh and shrug it off. Threatening to murder, beat, and destroy a woman you think you own is just… not funny to me. Hopefully not funny to anyone but not a hope I expect to have realized.

    Yeah, no, his presence in the film would just be gross and awkward, for me. I really hope he isn’t in it.

    • I agree with you on Gibson, but I’m already not going to see this film anyway. So, they can put him in if they want

    • I disagree with this whole Mel Gibson controversy thing.

      I know that if certain arguments between me and my fiance (who was my GF for 10 years) were ever made public, we’d BOTH likely be social pariahs for the way we treated one another. Do those arguments reflect my persona 99.9% of the time when I’m not that hurt or angry? Hell no.

      Do I like what Gibson did? Hell no. He should be ashamed of himself. But that’s as far as my opinion goes. I’m not trying to position myself as his judge, jury and executioner. It’s not my role in life to dole out punishment to those I think have acted in negative ways.

      I’ll leave it to each individual to decide if they want Mel Gibson getting any more of their hard-earned money, but in the case of ‘The Hangover 2′ he’d only be getting my pennies, and I’m cool with that.

      • well said Kofi :) i really should leave this thread before it gets out of hand and ugly.

        • Um,what bad things have Gibson said/done??

      • I’m so happy to see someone who agrees with my thinking. If it is self-referential humor than let’s do this lol

      • I agree Kofi.

        I think Alec Baldwin is a crazy left-wing psyhcopath but I find him freakin hilarious in everything he does … The Cat in the Hat included.

      • Agreed. It’s unfair to judge someone by extracting a few negative aspects from their life.

        No one is guilt free from acting badly sometimes in their lives. Even Archie Bunker had a lovable side.

      • Thanks,couldn’t agree more with you !

    • Please everyone ripping on Mel Gibson take a step back and realize you rationalizations. Yes he has made racist and inappropriate remarks and is not a model citizen. But didn’t Tyson get convicted of rape? And he was hilarious. stop worrying about character and just laugh at the movie

  3. Hopefully he does a Tom Cruise………..

  4. I completely agree with you Kofi I am sure parts of there conversations were left off of what we all heard on the radio and television. (they only pick good parts to play right) Also, if was so bad how come everything is OK now and he still gets to split custody. We’ve all say things that we shouldn’t when were angry.

    To answer your question Rickenstein! Mel and his GF were involved in a custody battle and she (her lawyer) were
    using recorded conversations between the two of them against him in court.

    • Sounds to me like she is a bit..,and she planned a lot of this ahead !
      Sure if I know I am recorded I would stay calm and play my husband into anger,so later he looks like he is a ass.

      Mel was set up,sure he was angry and he said things,but as already said,we all do and say things if we get mad !

      Looking forward seeing him.

  5. Sorry for my horrendous spelling :)

  6. hate mel gibson to be honest but this has potenital and besides that i loved the hangover and cant wait for the second, ed helms and bradley cooper are hilarious.

  7. I can’t even look at these guys without laughing my ass off. It’s evident action-movies, wether they be thrillers or comedies has stepped up a lot from the late nineties. Zombieland and The Hangover are great movies. Looking forward to a sequel.

  8. the last good movie Mel Gibson was in was Brave Heart… lets how Hangover 2 changes this.

  9. Roman Polanski, for all the really great stuff he’s created, should not have been allowed to do so without serving a long time in prison, first,si and not simply exile to his ski chalet in the Swiss mountains or what the hell ever.

    That said, if in any arguments you’ve had with a spouse or SO you threatened to murder them and hide their body in your yard, or told them they were asking to be raped, I would urge you to seek counseling immediately. Mel Gibson is riding a kind of money and celebrity-fueled crazy train that does not need to be reinforced. I feel the same way about Lindsey Lohan- her stint at the VMAs, I think it was?, wasn’t funny. It was uncomfortable. A self-deprecating cameo isn’t and should not be a cure-all to heinously bad behavior, as the people providing celebrity status by consuming these personas, we’re sanctioning this horrendous crap.

    This stuff is being sold to me, and as the buyer I have the right to judge its component parts, and that includes Mel Gibson and his hulk-level rage and misogyny. Do not want.

  10. Breaking News: Mel is OUT! The cast had a problem with him being in the film so they 86’d him.

    Sucks, I think it would have killed…