Liam Neeson Replacing Mel Gibson In The Hangover 2

Oh, look – yet another story on the Mel Gibson Hangover 2 cameo that will never be. Amazing. This time, Variety brings us news of Mad Mel's replacement.

Well, it's certainly going to be a step down in terms of tabloid-baiting controversy, but the new Mel Gibson is none other than Liam Neeson. I'm glad that Neeson has gotten the Galifianakis seal of approval, but disappointed that he's doing yet another phone-it-in performance (in yet another Bradley Cooper movie).

He's only got a small part, mind:

I just got a call [from Bradley Cooper] to do a one day shoot on Hangover 2 as a tattooist in Thailand, and that's all I know about it. I just laughed my leg off when I saw The Hangover. I was shooting in Berlin earlier this year and rented it on the hotel TV.

Yeah. A small part and one leg.

The Hangover 2 is scheduled for US release next May where it will no doubt be greeted by a heap of dollars big enough to sink the SHIELD Helicarrier. Here's hoping this cameo at least was worth all of the fuss.