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5 Fun Facts About ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Co-Star Mel Gibson

This Friday, Paramount Pictures is releasing Daddy’s Home 2, a sequel to the popular 2015 comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg (remember him?). The duo reprise their roles as, respectively, a square stepfather and his rival for the affection of his stepchildren, their too-cool father. The wrinkle this time is the addition of their own fathers: Ferrell’s “daddy” is portrayed by John Lithgow, while Wahlberg’s is played by Mel Gibson. It’s his first major role in a studio picture in quite some time. Why was that again?

Oh, right.

Anyway, Mel Gibson is one of the leads in Paramount’s big holiday family comedy, produced by Adam McKay, one of the industry’s most outspoken progressives. Soooooo… hurray for Hollywood!