Earlier this year Ed Helms said he doubted whether The Hangover 3 would get made as he hoped the Hangover movies would have “a dignified legacy”. However, that was before The Hangover Part II grossed more than $205 million worldwide in its first five days of release. Warner Bros. aren’t that concerned about ‘legacies’ when there’s money to be made, and have therefore hired a writer for the third film.
Earlier this week director Todd Phillips said if he were to make another movie (which looks likely) then it would not follow the same template as the previous films.
If we were to do a third one, if the audience…if the desire was there…I think we have a clear idea where that would head and it’s certainly not in the same template you’ve seen these movies and obviously we always envisioned it as a trilogy as you can imagine (lot’s of laughter), the third would very much be a finale and an ending. The most I could say about it and I haven’t discussed it with these actors is that it is not following that template but very much a new idea. As far as where it takes place…I’m very open like the Olympic committee to being pitched and presented cities…flown around with wine and women and bribed and then I will make my decision.
Going in a different direction would probably be the right way to go. Critics have called Part II a “copy of the first installment”, which it is, so there is a definite need to change things up.
Do you want Warner Bros. to make The Hangover 3? Where should they take Phil, Alan and Stu in the final film?