Mel 'Furious' He Was Booted From Hangover 2 Former drug user Mike Tyson got a chance, after all By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Oct 24, 2010 5:30 PM CDT 19 comments Comments Cast member Mel Gibson arrives at the premiere of "Edge of Darkness" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) (Newser) – Mel Gibson isn't too happy he got axed from the Hangover 2. In fact, sources say he's "furious" at producers. "He doesn't understand why Mike Tyson, a drug user who turned his life around, was given a chance while Mel was kicked to the curb. Everybody deserves a second chance," said one. We're guessing Liam Neeson-as-replacement isn't doing much to smooth the situation. Neeson's agent issued a statement poking at the debacle, saying the actor would replace Gibson "pending clearance of cast and crew background check," reports the New York Post. Click here for more.