‘The Hangover Part III’ Begins Production; Plot Synopsis Revealed

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The Hangover 3 Begins Production The Hangover Part III Begins Production; Plot Synopsis Revealed

After first being introduced to the Wolf Pack in Todd Phillips’ The Hangover back in 2009, audiences quickly fell in love with the goofy bunch of troublemakers and wanted more. Phillips and company obliged in 2011 with The Hangover Part II, which went on to become an even bigger hit, despite mostly negative reviews.

Now, after being hungover twice before, the boys are back in The Hangover Part III and it looks like they still haven’t learned their lesson.

Warner Bros. announced that principal photography has begun on the set of Todd Phillips’ The Hangover Part III, which is reported to be the final installment in the R-rated comedy franchise.

They also released the official plot synopsis for Part III (via Coming Soon). Check it out below:

This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

The brief synopsis suggests that the guys may be on some kind of road trip, which isn’t that surprising considering Phillips wrote and directed the hit film Road Trip (2000). It also seems to be a bit of a change-up from the first two films, both of which were written around a single locale (Las Vegas in The Hangover, Thailand in The Hangover Part II).

As previously reported last year, the plot may also involve the boys breaking Galifiankis’ character, Alan, out of a mental institution.

Plot differences aside, the fact that round three will feature an almost identical cast and production crew as its predecessors shows that Phillips and Warner Bros. didn’t want to mess too much with what worked previously. And why would they? While Hangover Part II was not a critical success, that didn’t stop it from grossing nearly $600 million worldwide, bringing the grand total for the franchise to over $1 billion.

The Cast of The Hangover Part II The Hangover Part III Begins Production; Plot Synopsis Revealed

What worked with the first two and what audiences initially fell in love with was the series’ affable cast. Fortunately for fans, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha will reprise their roles as Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug, respectively, while Ken Jeong, Heather Graham and Jeffrey Tambor will return to round out the familiar supporting cast. One notable addition is John Goodman as the Wolf Pack’s antagonist.

Still, it’s worth noting that the complaints moviegoers had for Part II – namely, that it was far too similar to the original - seem to have been taken into account for the development of the threequel. There’s no more wedding, no more bachelor party, and no more single location. Whether or not that’s good news probably depends on how much you appreciated Part II.

Are you looking forward to the final installment of The Hangover series, Screen Rant readers? Let us know in the comments.

The Hangover Part III is slated for a May 24th, 2013 release.


Sources: Coming Soon

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  1. I don’t remember what happened to it in the second movie, cause it was largely a forgettable movie in comparison to the first, but the monkey must come back.

  2. Argh! Just stop making this crap. It’s tiresome.

  3. That’s the beauty of Hollywood though, once they find something that works they squeeze a everything they can out of it. Exorcism movies are a good example, they suck, they are boring, and done waaaaaaaay too much, yet a new one is made almost every freaking year. Maybe if some fans ran things over there in Hollywood some good ideas would actually go through and we wouldn’t get the same s*** every year.

    • so they* #>.<

      • Omg…I’m hating myself for not re-reading that before posting. Disregard the “so they” correction.

        And the “a” after squeeze…no idea how that got there. Ugh. ###>.<

  4. I wish they had continued the same recipe.. it orked for me so… it would’ve been nice but hey, we’ll see how things go. Lets stay positive!

  5. the 2nd one was so similar to the 1st in every way that it came across as pure boring garbage, hopefully they’ve learnt and aren’t just gonna throw childish crude jokes around the whole movie with stupid alan being stupid every other scene.

    • very nice movie and familly

  6. This is a franchise with no legs but they stretched it out for three movies now? There’s only so much more they can do. What more can possibly happen after one of them getting railed by a trannie, or a monkey licking Kim Jeong’s shitake mushroom shaped “deep wang”. This better be the last one.

  7. Lots of haters, why?? Its supposed to be a fun funny adult movie which is was, all those looking for a darker, gritter movie go watch Batman again. If there was no first Hangover, the second movie would have been fantastic but it was a copy I must admit – still had a few moments though. Serious movie goers need not apply, for us who sometimes go to the movies to relax and switch the brain off then this will be a tonic. I just hope its as good as Road Trip was at the time.

    • **which it was**

  8. The first Hangover was utter crap. 100% of the funny the scenes were in the trailer. If you have seen that, you don’t need to see the movie. Ever.

    Hangover II looked like the same crap all over again, except that not even the trailer was funny.

    Who needs a part III again?

  9. I kind of liked the first (thought it was funny enough), haven’t had a desire to the see the second, but with that in mind, I’m getting a little tired of the raunch humor. I would like to see writers get back to some good old humor. Have our tastes really stooped so low?

    • Methinks you are forgetting a WHOLE bunch of movies from the 80′s and 90′s. Might want to take a look back and revise your opinion of how low they’ve sunk.

  10. I loved the first one but the second one wasn’t all that good. It did get pretty boring with the movie being the same thing as the first. Either way I would take a movie like this over a movie like say, Anchorman any time of the day. Anchorman was just horrible.

    • That is blasphemy. Comedy has gotten great since Old School set the bar. Anchorman was amazing, so was 40 yr Virgin, Step Brothers, and the first Hangover.

      Not everyone has a good sense of humor. I see too many people just angry and wanting to bash every movie they see. It’s like some comedian said, I think it was Nick Swardson, if people saw a movie like Transformers 30 years ago, it would blow their minds. Sometimes you need to take movies for what they are and just enjoy life instead of writing how everything sucks in your comments.

  11. I still like my idea for the sequel. The boys go to Russia for Allen’s Marriage to a mail-order-bride. And the gang ends up losing Allen’s dad (Jeffery Tambor) in Moscow.

    The set up could be the same in all three movies (wedding, black-out, lost friend) just as long as the hijinx they get into differs. Thats the real problem with 2, the chaos was the exact same thing as the first movie. Replace lost tooth with Tattoo, Baby with Monkey, Tiger with Monk, and marriage to a prostitute with… well, you get the idea. Anyway, as long as they promise the plot will be different, i am willing to give a third movie a try, though i’d be fine if the project fell though.

    (Also, they promise the story will be different, they better deliver. I hate when film makers promise something and then do the complete opposite. Like how Christopher Nolan was saying for months how a certain character wont be in TDKR. I feel like such an ass for believing him when while watching the movie the set up was so obvious. I thought there was gonna be some twist, but no, there was that character.)

  12. Glad to see they’re changing the formula, was def needed after the last one. hopefully justin bartha will have a bigger role in this one! was disappointed that he was left out of most of the events in part 2 just like the original.

    main thing im disappointed on is the return of ken jeong. i liked his character in the first one but thought it fell flat in the second one. feels a bit unnecessary .. anyone else agree with that sentiment?

    • I agree…his character in the first one was funny and great as a supporting character. In the second one I felt that they tried too hard, and I felt like Chow was a totally different (and more annoying) person.

  13. Shoulda had Alan getting married. THAT woulda been funny.

  14. RicFlair4Hangover3#WOOOOOO

  15. Breaking a main character out of a mental institution? So, they’re going to make a crossover between A-Team and Hangover? Bradley Cooper could just call up Hannibal and B.A. to help him in this caper!

  16. What a bunch of negative comments and waste of space people!

    The Hangover I was absolutely original, brilliant & unforgettable. Myself and very intelligent group of friends and colleagues all over the world LOVED it.

    The Hangover II was also hilarious and crazy fun. Millions of people love both movies because they appreciate true art & true comedy.

    The dynamics in these films are what make them work. A simple mind cannot calculate these types of workings.

    If these are not for your taste, why watch them, read up about them, and post ignorant comments about them? Move on to your sitcoms and leave the brilliance to the Big Dogs.

    Thank you Phillips and Company for such refreshing and outrageous fun in these hard economic times!

  17. Hangover III is better than no Hangover at all…

    • truth

    • Get a hotel room and suck your own dick you self absorbed prick.

  18. I can’t wait for the third to come out!!! I loved both of the Hangovers!!! To some of the comments below if you didn’t find them funny or any good you seriously have something wrong with you. I have watched The Hangover II so many times I know it by heart almost and I still laugh all the way through it. Thanks for the laughs and keep the laughs coming!!!!

  19. I don’t care what the plot is , as long as Alan is a lune and stu screams like a girl I’m happy

  20. I am just so pumped to see Hangover III. The first was great the second was really good. I don’t know why people who didn’t like the second movie even post. Go play solitaire or watch reruns of Law and Order. It will be entertaining. I’d see 10 if they’d make em. Maybe the boys can get all banged up on purpose this time.

  21. Mean Girls was better.

  22. This will be epic like the last 2. The only way it could get any better is if I had a part in it. Todd Phillips got this!!