We knew it was almost certainly coming (Warner put it into development before Part II came out), but now The Hangover Part III has been officially announced and a release date set for May 14th, 2013, which is Memorial Day weekend in the US.
Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis will reprise their roles as Phil, Stu and Alan, aka ‘the Wolfpack’. Director Todd Phillips commented, “I’m so excited to embark on another Hangover film with Bradley, Ed and Zach. We’re going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter we have planned. It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, despair and bad decisions.”
Phillips is therefore promising this will be the last, although if its even half the success of the previous movie, it’s likely Warner will want to find some way of continuing. Todd is writing the screenplay with Craig Mazin, who also collaborated with him on the screenplay for The Hangover Part II. Production on the film is projected to begin in September 2012.