WB Says ‘The Hangover Part III’ Will Be Last Entry in the Franchise

When The Hangover Part II brought in a quarter of a billion dollars at the box office, we figured it was only a matter of time before director Todd Phillips got the gang back together for a third entry into the comedy series. That time has come, and Warner Bros. has made the inevitable announcement today (via Deadline) that Phillips is reuniting with his Wolfpack of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis for The Hangover Part III, with production beginning in September 2012 this year, and a newly scheduled release date of May 24th, 2013. Plus, Phillips confirmed that Part III will be the final film in the franchise. Phillips called the upcoming Part III “a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, despair and bad decisions,” but I have a bad feeling this series is going to keep going past a third one. It won’t be the first …

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