John Goodman in Talks for Villain Cameo in 'The Hangover Part III'

August 16, 2012
Source: Variety

John Goodman

The Hangover films have always been fond of cameos. Mike Tyson is a series stalwart, and though Mel Gibson and Liam Neeson were once slated to play the Bangkok tattoo artist in The Hangover Part II, that role ultimately ended up going to Alpha Dog director Nick Cassavetes, and Paul Giamatti jumped in on the fun as well. Variety now reports that John Goodman is in talks to play a bad guy in the third film, due out in theaters on May 24th, 2013. While it doesn't sound like he'll have a huge presence - his part is described as a "small role as an antagonist" - any movie is automatically better with John Goodman in it. Read on!

Goodman is mostly known for his more jovial roles, but he also excels at playing characters who walk that line between good and evil, as seen in films like O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and even flashes of The Big Lebowski. He also played an intimidating Vice Dean in the NBC series "Community" and a tattooed weapons dealer in 2007's Death Sentence, so it'll be fun to see just how far he'll go to cause trouble for the Wolfpack in their new adventure. But exactly what kind of antagonist do you think he'll end up playing? The Playlist offers that the storyline might revolve around the gang rescuing Alan from a mental hospital, so perhaps Goodman will be a warden of the asylum? What do you think?

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I am still a little disappointed that Mel Gibson's cameo was cut from HANGOVER PART 2. But this John Goodman cameo may be good.

DAVIDPD on Aug 16, 2012


- any movie is automatically better with John Goodman in it. Abso-freakin-lutely!!

grimjob on Aug 16, 2012


Blues Brothers 2000. Although that movie was doomed from the start.

Akirakorn on Aug 16, 2012


Oh shit, good call. I actually forgot about that one. Soooo, we'll just keep pretending it never even happened. Because it shouldn't have. God that movie was awful.

grimjob on Aug 17, 2012


He was hilarious as the evil head of the air conditioner school in Community, this is a step in the right direction for this movie

Capo on Aug 16, 2012


Fred Flintstone in The Hangover 3...there has to be a hidden stoner joke somewhere......

JerseyBoy on Aug 16, 2012


Please god let this be true, Hangover movies are absolute shit, but hopefully Goodman can make it great.

nem on Aug 16, 2012


Hopefully they don't shoot on Saturday cause he don't f**king roll on Shabbos!!

Rain Spider on Aug 17, 2012


Hangover is freaking awesome can't wait

Brook on Oct 17, 2012

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