Mel Gibson will celebrity within the new “John Wick” TV sequence — a arguable casting that left even the franchise’s personal writer in surprise, however the man’s nonetheless prepared to let or not it’s … for now.
Screenwriter Derek Kolstad — who penned the preliminary “John Wick” film, and contributed to the opposite 2 installments, tells TMZ … like many others who heard the Gibson information this week, he too used to be shocked by means of the verdict — including he had no concept it used to be coming.
Kolstad says that even supposing his writer standing earns him an govt manufacturer credit score at the display — which will likely be a prequel titled, “The Continental,” the title of the hitman lodge within the flicks — he hasn’t been in at the ingenious procedure enjoying out in the back of the scenes, together with casting.
Regardless of being at midnight, DK tells us he’s prepared to provide the fellow a shot, and can watch the sequence with bare eyes.
As for why Mel merits an opportunity right here … smartly, Kolstad tells us he merely doesn’t imagine in canceling any individual over earlier errors — of which, Gibson’s had a number of.
Truth 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 folks are getting known as out for lesser transgressions than Gibson’s previous messiness.
Possibly within the pastime of his brainchild proceeding to extend, Kolstad, a minimum of, is rooting for ol’ Mel at this level.