Ever since it was announced that there will be a sequel to director Todd Phillips’ surprise hit, The Hangover, people have been asking one very obvious question:
“What the hell would it be about?”
Obviously the first Hangover dealt with the mystery and consequences of one truly awesome bachelor party in Vegas. Kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing, right?
Well, luckily, getting blackout wasted has become a sporting hobby for some in our society, so it’s conceivable that our (heroes?) from The Hangover might one day match the epic obliteration they experienced in the first film – but where to set such a stage?
How about Thailand? Because according to a ‘source close to the film,’ that’s exactly where the sequel is headed.
Known for its beauty, adventure, bustling urban centers, gorgeous jungle countrysides and jaw-dropping ancient architecture – along with ladyboys, “ping-pong shows,” underground fighting rings, shots of cobra blood, delicious Pad Thai and a city overrun by monkeys – Thailand seems like an appropriate enough setting for the Hangover gang. That list of attractions I just laid out alone guarantees a movie filled with hilarity and raunch. I’m sure director Todd Phillips has even better stuff than that up is sleeve (or at the very least, all of that up his sleeve).
These guys are ready to party with The Hangover gang.
God… the more I think about it, the more I’m already cringing at just the THOUGHT of what this movie could be (shudders).
The Hangover 2 will reportedly follow the three main characters of Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) in their new locale. No word if Justin Bartha, who played bachelor Doug, will be along for the ride.
Latino Review actually got word a few months back that The Hangover 2 would be set in Thailand – from Zach Galifianakis himself:
Galifianakis: Well, ‘The Hangover 2’ I think we’re going to Thailand. The problem with ‘Hangover 2’ is that we have to up what we did which is very difficult. So we get, I think, kind of kidnapped. It has nothing to do with the bachelor party. We’re definitely not doing that again but we do end up in an exotic location. That’s all I know. I want the character to be in really good shape. I told the director that. I said, ‘Can we surprise people? He takes his shirt off?’ He was like, ‘No. No one wants to see you in good shape.’ (Laughs)
A kidnapping plot? Will we see our guys sold into sex slavery? (The joke potential just keeps on growing.)
Right now The Hangover 2 is in the scripting stages, so consider this Thailand business a RUMOR until the final draft gets turned in. (Fingers crossed that it happens!)
Source: Latino Review, CHUD via Slash Film