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Exclusive: Mel Gibson Said to Be Joining “Expendables 3”

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Mel Gibson came under some fire last night at the Mel Brooks tribute, still the butt of jokes after his career ending moves with the police, anti-Semitism, racism, drinking, philandering, accusations of violence against his baby mama, and so on. And of course “The Beaver.”

But now I’m told that Gibson will appear in “The Expendables 3,” the third installment of Sylvester Stallone’s shoot em up series that also features his former Planet Hollywood buddies and partners Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. There’s no confirmation, but the source seemed serious.

Also featured in “E3” are Jackie Chan and Milla Jovovich.

Gibson, sources say, will play “the villain” in the new movie. He’s lucky to be included in a film with other stars at this point. After all his scandals and “The Beaver” he can’t open a film. He made a movie two years ago that was released to video on demand. Basically, there’s very little demand to pay for  Mel Gibson in a movie theater.

Stallone had Tweeted back on April 13th that Gibson was not interested in directing “Ex 3.” But I guess he changed his mind about appearing in the film which also features Nicolas Cage.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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