My thoughts exactly about that headline, Mad Mel.
While promoting his movie Hacksaw Ridge last September, Mel Gibson was asked to shit up his thoughts about the bloated budgets of superhero movies. That led to talk about Batman v. Superman and Mel called it a piece of shit and said he’s not into Spandex and superhero movies:
I’m not interested in the stuff. Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex. So I don’t know. Spandex must cost a lot.
So, since it’s obvious that Mad Mel is the biggest fan of Warner Bros’ superhero movies, they are talking to him about possibly directing the sequel to the critical shit log, but box office hit, Suicide Squad. What a smart decision! That’s as if Hillary Clinton decided to run for president again and asked Susan Sarandon to be her campaign manager.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Suicide Squad’s original director, David Ayer, is busy working on Gotham City Sirens, starring Margot Robbie. WB is in “early talks” with other directors including Mad Mel and Daniel Espinosa. Mel is apparently “familiarizing himself” with the material. I’m taking that to mean that Mel is shitting on the DVDs that WB sent him and wiping his ass with the comic books they gave him.
THR also brings up that Mel was supposed to do a cameo in WB’s The Hangover: Part II, but was dropped after members of the cast and crew refused to work with him for reasons obvious to anyone who knows the shit he has said and done.
On one hand, Mad Mel is a real-life superhero villain, so this makes sense. On the other hand, this also has all the ingredients for a shit-tastic flaming disaster. Jared Leto will probably have to go into hiding after sending Mel a bouquet of scabs, a doll made out of hemorrhoids and an over-used Fleshlight. But then again, a Fleshlight will blow Mel before jacuzzi, so he and Jared may end up loving each other.