After the truly dismal Hangover Part II, I don’t know that anyone was clamoring for a part III, but since the sequel made so damn much money, it was probably inescapable.
The good news is that The Hangover Part III not only promises to be the last of the series, but that there’s a strong possibility that it will at least live up to the first one. The plot is expected to take an entirely new direction and it’s been given a coveted late May release date. Warner Brothers has premiered the first official images as part of their 2013 preview and we’re sharing them with you.
This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
Writer/director Todd Phillips had this to say:
”The Hangover Part III is Alan’s story,” says director Todd Phillips of Zach Galifianakis’ character. ”He’s going through a crisis after the death of his father, [and] the Wolfpack is all he has.”
Focusing on Galifianakis’ character is probably genius. His schtick was a little much when it was essentially just him and Robert Downey Jr (Due Date), but at least in The Hangover series, he has three other “leads” to play off of. This of course means that along with Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha will be back as “the Wolfpack”. The supporting cast includes Ken Jeong (of course), John Goodman, Heather Graham, Jamie Chung, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson and Mike Epps (and a rumored Melissa McCarthy).
Phillips co-wrote the script with Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II)…uh oh.
The Hangover Part III will be dope slapping you in theaters in the US and the UK on May 24. Let’s hope that after the success of Silver Linings Playbook, that Bradley Cooper never has to do this again.