By Hannah Soo Park
A bachelor party or wedding may no longer be in the works, but it looks like the Wolfpack is heading back to Las Vegas to manage a little mischief in the upcoming third installment of “The Hangover.”
Entertainment Weekly revealed not only two new photos from the film—including one where we see Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha), walking through Vegas in a Fab-Four-style line-up—but also a few clues on its mysterious storyline, as dropped by the movie’s director, Todd Phillips.
Since we haven’t heard much in regards to plot details since the film began its production, Phillips’ hints are the first real evidence as to what the gang might be up to next in their next chaotic adventure.
The director told EW that the movie, which is reportedly structured differently than the previous two films, is “a fitting end to this three-part opera of mayhem and bad decisions.” Not too surprising of a reveal, considering the group’s habitual boozy antics, but we also know that “Part III” has a little heart in Galifianakis’ character, Alan, and kicks off with the funeral of his father (Jeffrey Tambor). “’The Hangover Part III’ will be Alan’s story,” Phillips said. “He’s going through a crisis after the death of his father and the Wolfpack is all he has.”
The second released image of a menacing Ken Jeong dressed in sheriffs’ garb and handling a gun confirms the return of Leslie “Mr. Chow” Chow—but according to Phillips, this time around, he’s going to be “darker than ever.”
“The Hangover Part III” is scheduled to open in theaters on May 24, 2013.