Mel Gibson has been revealed as a cast member on The Continental, the upcoming John Wick prequel series produced for Starz by Lionsgate Television. And the news has fans of the series scratching their heads.
Deadline reports that 65-year-old Gibson will play a character named Cormac, and it has yet to be revealed who will take on the role of main character Winston Scott. The series will serve as the hotel-for-assassins origin story, as Scott has to deal with his past in a 1975 New York City.
Gibson first appeared on television in The Sullivans from 1976-83, and did so last in 2005 on the ABC sitcom Complete Savages. But viewers aren’t too keen on the actor making a return any time soon.
Gibson’s career, of course, has been filled with controversy—from an anti-Semitic rant following a DUI, to 2010 leaked tapes involving virulently racist remarks to his then-girlfriend, to allegations of physical abuse and homophobic comments, as well. His 2016 film Hacksaw Ridge still earned six Oscar nods, but many viewers are far from forgetting his past actions, and some are irritated he’s been tapped for the John Wick prequel series.
See what people on Twitter have to say about Mel Gibson’s casting in The Continental below.