Although The Hangover Part II was nearly identical to its predecessor in terms of plot, the third entry in Todd Phillips‘ successful series is heading in a totally new direction. Or at least that’s what we’ve been told. Up until this point, very little has been said about The Hangover Part III and other than hearing something about a possible road trip for the gang, we really don’t know what Stu, Phil and Alan will be up to come May 2013.
Earlier this week though, Phillips finally opened up to Entertainment Weekly, telling them that “The Hangover Part III is Alan’s story. He’s going through a crisis after the death of his father, [and] the Wolfpack is all he has.” He then went onto say that “the movie is a fitting end to this three-part opera of mayhem and bad decisions.” EW also provided more details, telling us that the film “brings the group together when something from the first movie comes back to haunt them.” As for what that “something” could be is anyone’s guess.
So there you have it, it’s not a whole lot to go on but hopefully what we’ve heard is correct and not just a false promise. The Hangover Part II was an incredibly dull and lazy film, one that provided absolutely nothing new. It was so similar to The Hangover that it was infuriating. If The Hangover Part III is just another rehash moviegoers are going to be extremely upset. This is the final adventure for the Wolfpack so it better be something new and exciting. From the sounds of it, we should have nothing to worry about but until we at least see a trailer, I remain skeptical.
Set to hit theaters on May 24, 2013, The Hangover Part III stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.
Check out an additional photo from the film below, which EW released along with the one above.