Bradley Cooper Talks ‘Hangover 3′ Production Start Date & Setting

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There’s been almost nothing to report with regards to The Hangover Part III, since Warner Bros. confirmed that the threequel was indeed on the way – though, anyone who noted that the second Hangover movie made over $580 million worldwide in theaters (on an $80 million budget) could’ve told you as much.

The Hangover Part II hits DVD and Blu-ray this week, so franchise star Bradley Cooper has been out promoting the occasion. Naturally, he’s been pressed for (and had obliged with) details about the next adventure concerning The Wolfpack.

Hangover series director Tod Phillips has previously said that Part III is not only going to be a trilogy concluder; it will also deviate from the narrative format used in the previous two films (re: The Wolfpack gets totally smashed one night and has to pick up the pieces the next morning). Cooper, while on the Graham Norton Show, reiterated that claim and also revealed both the current status of the third Hangover flick and its tentative production state date/setting.

Here, to quote, is what the actor had to say:

“I hope we’re going start shooting in September [2012]. I know Todd Phillips is working on the script. We adhered to the formula in the second ['Hangover' movie], [and] the third would close the trilogy. I think it’ll take place in L.A. and not adhere to the structure, it might be different.”

For more from Cooper, check out his full interview with Norton in the video below:

It sounds as though (as has been expected all along) the Hangover threequel is being set up to hit theaters in 2013, ie. two years after Part II was released and four years after the first movie. Additionally, Cooper’s comments do nothing to suggest that co-star Zach Galifianakis’ previous claims about the possible plot of Hangover Part III were inaccurate.

While Hangover Part II did indeed make a bundle in theaters, there was many a moviegoer who saw the film and walked away highly unimpressed, feeling as though they’d just sat through a virtual clone of the original Hangover flick (albeit, without the inspired humor and charm of its predecessor). So, taking that into consideration, the news of a new installment that tries harder to mix things up should go over better.

Lastly - one can only imagine the sort of dangerous characters and ridiculous situations The Wolfpack could encounter while running mad (and, probably, intoxicated) around the City of Angels. It goes without saying, Part III could easily be as madly-inspired as the original, all the more so because of its different plot template…


We will continue to keep you posted on the status of The Hangover Part III as more information is released.

Be sure to also check back soon on Screen Rant for our official breakdown of the Hangover Part II DVD/Blu-ray and its special features.

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  1. I thought the second was as hilarious as the first. Was it formulaic to the first yes … but who cares? O thought it was great. The ending was a “tad” unrealistic though. :)

    • I thought the second was hilarious as well. Everyone did a great job with the movie, especially, the actors. Who cares if it was like the first one. The Only thing that matter is the laughs that people get out of it. Fantastic movie.

  2. I just watched the second movie a few days ago and came away feeling like I was straining to read the words in a faded photocopy of an old invoice.

  3. Third one will be the reverse !
    We see them Drunk this time and what they do,but not how they end up get there and why they did drink in the first place !

    • I love that idea :)

  4. 2nd one was boring, minus a few good laughs here and there. they need to change stuff up and make it seem more original, the 2nd one literally copied lines form the 1st which was really annoying b/c i wanted to see a sequel to the original not a reboot/sequel hybrid.

  5. I would like to see the wives wake up from a night out and must call on the boys to help them figure out what happened, keeps with the formula but changes things up enough…

    • That’s exactly what I was thinking

    • … that sounds terrible.

  6. Just as long as they don’t spend the first half of the movie reminding the audience that “it happened again”.

  7. These movies suck! Please move on Bradley. Ed Helms is the most overrated comedy actor I’ve ever seen. The second wasn’t even remotely funny and when Helms started to sing a song I fast forwarded thru it. Please stop trying to be funny Todd Phillips. You peaked in Old School.

  8. So what they have total recall of everything they did but still wake up hungover? Maybe they’ll just call this one The Saturday Morning Hangover.

    • that would be stupid

  9. Who gives a crap about hangover, let’s hear some more about paradise lost!!!!!

  10. I would love to see hangover in rio de janeiro. That would be awesome!!

    • most definitely in rio.

  11. they should go out on new year 2012 and there’s a powercut so they think the world will end, get smashed and destroy everything and party like hell

  12. My biggest problem with second was kid was still in elevator obviously power came back on how else did he tart playing videogame and when they were getting monkey street lights were on so I mean ok in first one he was locked on roof but second one elevator sshould hAave started moving and as I type this I think back to them asking desk clerk if elevator was stuck so I answered my own question I’d love to hang with Allen in the wolf pack

  13. I think I want to see the parting this time. Also please no more prostitutes for Ed Helms. Zack is an amazing comedian. I life just thinking of him. I like how Brad always takes him under his wing as well. keep that going. Please let them party more with Chow. I think 2 would have been even funnier if they had Chow along for the whole ride. More mike as well he is brillant with this cast.

  14. Cant wait! Hopefully they actually show them partying this time!

  15. Can’t wait till Hangover Part III comes out :D It would be class if they made it in Dublin as it a perfect place for that sort of movie haha