Craig Mazin Already Hired to Script Another Sequel to 'The Hangover'
After the carbon copy of a sequel raked in nearly $200 million at the box office worldwide, it's not surprise that a follow-up to The Hangover Part II is already being planned. We'd already heard from director Todd Phillips that there had been talk of another sequel in the comedy franchise, but now The Tracking Board (via The Wrap) reports Warner Bros. is looking to have writer Craig Mazin, who wrote the second film with Scot Armstrong, return to script a third adventure for The Wolf Pack. And while we may not know where a third drunken escapade may take place, we may have an idea of how it will end. More below!
In a recent interview with Badass Digest, Mazin joked about how he might end the franchise:
I think the third movie ends with Doug staring at a row of crosses in a graveyard. It’s everyone – his wife, his family is dead, everybody from the first movie is dead. Somebody shows up and tells him his dog is dead.
As for the thought of The Wolf Pack losing another integral member of someone's wedding party, Phillips has previously said that his idea for a third film in the franchise would be something completely different by breaking the now familiar formula of the first two. Honestly, that's the only way I would really be interested in a third one. While the sequel brought a decent amount of laughs, the jokes and beats are almost exactly the same as the first time. While that's certainly entertaining, a third film really needs to pull out all the stops and do something truly original to finish the series. What do you think?