Just how many debauched mornings-after can “The Hangover” guys live through? At least three, according to director Todd Phillips.
“Obviously we always envisioned it as a trilogy, as you can imagine,” laughs Phillips. He’s only half-kidding. With “The Hangover Part II” hitting theaters May 26, Phillips is already envisioning one more round for Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.
“If we were to do a third one – and quite honestly we really haven’t talked about it, we just finished the movie two weeks ago – if the audience and the desire was there, I think we have a very clear idea where that would head,” he reveals. “It’s certainly not in the same template that you’ve seen in these movies.”
With the first film set in Las Vegas and the second traveling to Thailand, does Phillips already have another party-hearty locale in mind for the third? Amsterdam, perhaps?
“As far as where it takes place, I’m very open, like the Olympic Committee, to being pitched and presented cities, flown around with wine and women and bribed,” says Phillips. “Then I will make my decision.”
“And the winner is,” suggests Galifianakis, “Salt Lake City.”