When last we heard from Mel Gibson, he was throwing shade at Marvel for not casting him as Odin in Thor. While we lament the loss of a potentially insane Mel Gibson performance in a Marvel movie, he pops his head back out to let us know that he's apparently not interested in getting in DC's good graces either.
Mel's first directorial effort in ten years, Hacksaw Ridge, made its debut at the Venice Film Festival this past weekend, and Deadline caught up with the actor/director/maniac to talk about what's good. Mostly they talked about his new film, but whenever someone's being interviewed these days who's not currently under contract in a comic book movie franchise, the talk eventually turns to that. The only problem is, this is Mel Gibson, and he's gonna go off the cuff a bit. When asked about his attitude toward these monstrosities that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make, Gibson expressed dismay and confusion...
"I look at them and scratch my head. I’m really baffled by it. I think there’s a lot of waste, but maybe if I did one of those things with the green screens I’d find out different. I don’t know. Maybe they do cost that much. I don’t know. It seems to me that you could do it for less."
The interviewer then reminded him that big risks can garner big rewards, but Gibson was quick to correct that fallacy saying, "Wow, I mean if you’re spending outrageous amounts of money, $180 million or more, I don’t know how you make it back after the tax man gets you, and after you give half to the exhibitors. What did they spend on Batman V Superman that they’re admitting to?" When told that it was $250 million before advertising, Gibson responded, "And it’s a piece of sh*t."
Good old Mel, telling it like it is... provided he's not talking about an entire religious group or introducing new slurs for female cops into the lexicon. We agree with you, Mel. It was a piece of shit. I still want you to direct one of these movies, though. That would be a hoot!