‘Death Race 3′ Star Luke Goss Cuts Celebuzz’ Role From the Threequel, Saying ‘The Story Went Where It Should Go’ (VIDEO)

Death Race 3: Inferno wraps up a trilogy of films whose chronology actually ends with the 2008 remake: Frankenstein (Luke Goss) wraps up his racing career in time for someone else – Jason Statham – to inherit the iconic driver’s mantle. But it turns out that an important – dare we say, essential – part of the story was cut from the threequel: Celebuzz’ role in the film, which was shot during a visit to the Cape Town, South Africa set in late 2011.

Speaking to Celebuzz about the brewing controversy, Goss suggested that the performance was actually too intense for the rest of the film, which follows his character as he races across South Africa in order to win his freedom.

“We have an X rating, an R rating, but we don’t have a rating for a man’s tongue hanging out and making weird movements,” Goss said. “I don’t know how you even did that with your tongue!”

Goss attempted to make reassurances that it wasn’t the caliber of the performance, merely its suitability in a film set in a hellish prison inhabited by degenerates and criminals.

“It was a good performance – very, very method-driven, I believe, but it’s got no place in the movie,” he said. “I think you were playing the desperation card a bit too much, I think, for that genre.”

Meanwhile, Goss defended the film’s focus on Frankenstein, whom one must acknowledge has been the series’ protagonist even since Roger Corman made the original film in 1975. Specifically, he argued that this story needed to build to a specific finale with that character, as opposed to exploring a secondary character who never showed up in previous installments.

“I like the fact that the final moment of this movie is appropriate to where the movie goes,” he said. “The story went where it should go appropriate to the next step – which would be the Jason Statham movie.”

Death Race 3: Inferno is available on Blu-ray starting January 22, 2013. Let us know what you think of Goss’ defense of the film in the comments section below.