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Mel Gibson Might Be Directing for Warner Bros. and the DC Cinematic Universe

By Jodi Smith | Industry | February 15, 2017 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | February 15, 2017 |

Mel Gibson, a person so abhorrent that I refuse to re-watch his movies pre-psycho era, might be helming the Suicide Squad sequel. Before you joke about shitty movie, shitty human garbage director go together, hahahah Leto Joker Fanta, let me remind you that this isn’t about the movie. This is about Gibson’s psychotic, racist, abusive, and anti-semitic behaviors of the past being forgotten. This is also about handing a high profile movie to another sack of dicks instead of to a lovely hatbox full of vaginas.

I have a lot of feelings about this, is what I’m saying.

Deadline is talking about Gibson “reclaiming” his role as actor/director people are cool hiring.

Deadline revealed last month that Mel Gibson and John Lithgow were being courted by Paramount Pictures to star in the sequel to Daddy’s Home, opposite Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Well, the deals have closed, and this is a significant step in Gibson reclaiming his standing in town.


The Hollywood Reporter is painting this as a comeback celebration as well.

The fact that Gibson, riding high thanks to his Oscar-nominated war movie Hacksaw Ridge, is being courted by Warners marks a remarkable turnaround for the actor-director. His image took a hit in the 2000s after a drunk driving arrest and anti-Semitic comments, and he found himself losing studio work.

How easily Hollywood as a whole forgets the racism and the threats Gibson made to then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva:

“You need a f—-ing bat in the side of the head. Alright, how about that? You need a f—-ing doctor. You need a f—-ing brain transplant. You need a f—-ing soul. I need someone who f—-ing treats me like a man. You f—- my day up. You care about yourself when I have been so f—-ing good to you. You’re f—-ing trying to destroy me. Shut the f—-k up! You should just f—king smile and b—w me because I deserve it! You have no f—king soul. I left my wife because we had no spiritual common ground. You and I have none, zero. You won’t even f—-king try. You don’t care. You don’t care. Don’t you dare hang up on me! If you hang up, I’m coming over there. You f—-ing c—-. You’re in my house. I don’t involve the police in anything because I stand up for myself. I’ll put you in a f—-ing rose garden you c—t! You understand that? Because I’m capable of it. You understand that?”

But, you know, THANK HOLLYWOOD JEBUS THAT GIBSON IS GETTING WORK AGAIN. That way he can pay child support for his children with his ex-wife and the child with Grigorieva. Oh, that’s the daughter Grigorieva was holding when Gibson punched her in the face. Allegedly. So glad Gibson is getting another chance, because we don’t have enough old, white dudes who commit violent acts against women and minorities being lauded in our culture.


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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.