Mel Gibson will big name within the new “John Wick” TV sequence — a arguable casting that left even the franchise’s personal author in surprise, however the man’s nonetheless prepared to let it’s … for now.
Screenwriter Derek Kolstad — who penned the preliminary “John Wick” movie, and contributed to the opposite 2 installments, tells TMZ … like many others who heard the Gibson information this week, he too used to be stunned by way of the verdict — including he had no concept it used to be coming.
Kolstad says that even if his author standing earns him an government manufacturer credit score at the display — which will likely be a prequel titled, “The Continental,” the title of the hitman resort within the flicks — he hasn’t been in at the inventive procedure taking part in out in the back of the scenes, together with casting.
In spite of being at the hours of darkness, DK tells us he’s prepared to present the man a shot, and can watch the sequence with bare eyes.
As for why Mel merits an opportunity right here … neatly, Kolstad tells us he merely doesn’t imagine in canceling anyone over earlier errors — of which, Gibson’s had a number of.
Reality is, Gibson used to be by no means canceled — in spite of the anti-Semitic moments and alleged home violence, he’s been performing and directing for years now … even after the scandals.
Nonetheless, the Twitter mob is pissed he’s been tapped to hold the flag for a mega-franchise like “John Wick” … particularly in 2021, the place other people are getting known as out for lesser transgressions than Gibson’s previous messiness.
Possibly within the hobby of his brainchild proceeding to increase, Kolstad, no less than, is rooting for ol’ Mel at this level.