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Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The Hangover "Obviously" Imagined As A Trilogy, Says Director Todd Phillips

In case you were wondering how Hangover Part II is going to be distinct from the first, feel free to start wondering the same thing about Hangover Part IIInow. “If we were to do a third one, if the audience [and] if the desire was there—I think we have a clear idea where that would head and it’s certainly not in the same template you’ve seen these movies and obviously we always envisioned it as a trilogy as you can imagine,” director Todd Phillips said at a press conference for the upcoming sequel yesterday. “The third would very much a finale and an ending. The most I could say about it and I haven’t discussed it with these actors is that it is not following that template but very much a new idea.” I smell Three Wildly Out Of Control Men And A Baby. In the meantime, Phillips has an even better idea: a spin-off for Ken Jeong's good-time gangster Mr. Chow. “I love this world that we’ve created,” Phillips explained. “Mr. Chow is definitely a man of mystery like Austin Powers and obviously he has a web woven deep in crime.”

  • Mr Ignorant Thursday@twitter

    Ken Jeong is damn funny. He deserves more than a Hangover spinoff.

  • HerooftheBeach

    If you were to reuse a version of Mr. Chow at all, I'd like to see him as a Bond villain or something, where his craziness could be used towards genuine menace. But I'd also rather see him get a meatier role.

    Instead it looks like Todd Phillips had a really great idea once and he's just going to make films based around it forever, which shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone. Watch for the chick flick version of the Hangover (directed by Todd Phillips!) in 2015!

  • robm

    He was joking about it "obviously" being a trilogy. Everyone at the press conference laughed when he said it.