Confirmed: Mel Gibson Is Not In Dragon Blade (2015) – ManlyMovie

Confirmed: Mel Gibson Is Not In Dragon Blade (2015)

We can pretty much confirm now what was practically already known – no Mel Gibson in Jackie Chan’s historical epic Dragon Blade.  That was the original rumor, it sounded too good to be true and it was.  Didn’t stop Chan hyping a secretive western A-lister though, secrets are always good for promotion.

Turns out the A-lister is Adrien Brody and/or John Cusack.  Here’s an exerpt from StudyinChina:

“I just got back from one of the best (and most grueling) experiences in China. Jackie Chan is filming his new blockbuster Dragon Blade in Hengdian (the Hollywood of China) alongside other huge names in the movie industry such as John Cusack, Adrian Brody, and (rumored) Mel Gibson. I was lucky enough to be in this movie.On May 28th in the mid-afternoon I got a message from my friend saying he knew someone in touch with a talent agent who was looking for 20 tall Caucasian males to be in a Jackie Chan movie. Needless to say I instinctively said yes.”

Mel is of course now involved in the production of Blood Father, which basically rules out commitment to this project.

Thanks to: ‘1234’


  1. EightiesPower

    June 2, 2014 at 8:46 am

    There’s something really weird about this quote. When he says “I just got back from one of the best (and most grueling) experiences in China.” I assumed he was talking about having filmed his part, but then he says he got a message on May 28, so does it mean he heard about it, got cast, filmed his scenes and came back from China all in the matter of 5 days? That’d be pretty damn efficient knowing how the schedules on a big scale pics like this usually go.

    • The Knight Rider

      June 2, 2014 at 9:51 am

      I think these guys are language students who were just hanging around doing nothing in China, at the correct location and time.

  2. Cyrus

    June 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Mel is truly in a league of his own. Nobody has the gravitas or charisma that Mel has in his life and acting.