In Case You Were Wondering, Mel Gibson Hated ‘Batman v Superman,' Too

Sorry, Ben Affleck.
Director Mel Gibson at the Venice Film Festival on Sep. 4.
Director Mel Gibson at the Venice Film Festival on Sep. 4.

Mel Gibson has made a lot of crude and shocking comments over the years, but none less shocking than a recent remark about the widely-panned “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie. 

“It’s a piece of s**t,” Gibson told Deadline during an appearance at the Venice Film Festival. “I’m not interested in the stuff. Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic-book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex. So I don’t know. Spandex must cost a lot.” 

Ben Affleck’s still over here thinking about the movie like: 

Before name-dropping Affleck’s film, the actor-director ranted about other movies with budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

“I look at them and scratch my head. I’m really baffled by it,” Gibson said. “I think there’s a lot of waste, but maybe if I did one of those things with the green screens I’d find out different. I don’t know. Maybe they do cost that much. I don’t know. It seems to me that you could do it for less.” 

Gibson’s new film, “Hacksaw Ridge,” was applauded by critics at the film festival ― literally ― earning itself a 10-minute standing ovation. But the director was perhaps more proud of his budgeting skills for the project, which was shot in Australia. 

“The exchange rate for the U.S. dollar was good at the time, and I think we locked in at about 72 cents on the dollar and took a $27 million budget and turned it into a $40 million budget,” the director said. 

Impressive, indeed. Maybe Gibson can help us with our monthly finances? 



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