Mel Gibson will celebrity 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 keen 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 stunned by means of the verdict — including he had no thought it used to be coming.
Kolstad says that even supposing his author standing earns him an government manufacturer credit score at the display — which can be a prequel titled, “The Continental,” the identify of the hitman resort within the flicks — he hasn’t been in at the inventive procedure enjoying out at the back of the scenes, together with casting.
Regardless of being at midnight, DK tells us he’s keen to offer the fellow a shot, and can watch the sequence with bare eyes.
As for why Mel merits a possibility right here … smartly, Kolstad tells us he merely doesn’t imagine in canceling somebody 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 people are getting referred to as out for lesser transgressions than Gibson’s previous messiness.
In all probability within the hobby of his brainchild proceeding to amplify, Kolstad, no less than, is rooting for ol’ Mel at this level.