With The Hangover Part II expected to top $135 million in domestic box office this holiday weekend comes the inevitable question: will there be a Part III to the popular bromance and where could the Wolfpack head next?
“Probably Amsterdam,” the movie’s female lead Jamie Chung told THR at last week’s Las Vegas premiere at Planet Hollywood hotel and casino. “If you think of the coolest, craziest cities in the world, it would have to be Las Vegas, Bangkok and Amsterdam.”
Justin Bartha, who plays Doug, the one pack member that manages to evade mayhem, is all for it. “Amsterdam could be a different kind of hangover,” he says. “It could be fun. And Zach [Galifanakis] will probably already be there.”
For his part, co-star Ken Jeong doesn’t care much where it is, as long as he’s involved. “I would absolutely do a third one [with] no fear of typecasting,” he said following the Billboard Music Awards on May 22. “All of my fame and success in the last few years is directly due to The Hangover. Those guys are like family to me, so it doesn’t matter — big part or small part… Well, I guess I know a thing or two about small parts.”
Penis jokes aside, Jeong revealed that director Todd Phillips likes to call Part II “the Empire Strikes Back of the Hangover trilogy,” so it would stand to reason that a Return of the Jedi would be on the horizon.
For now, a third movie has not been greenlit by greenlit by Warner Bros., but studio head Jeff Robinov has said publicly he wants more — even a fourth.