New Poster for The Hangover Part II; Bradley Cooper and Ken Jeong Discuss the Sequel
03.29.11 by Ryan
A new poster has debuted for upcoming sequel The Hangover Part II, which proclaims, like the movie's teaser trailer that "the Wolfpack is back".
Co-written and directed by The Hangover's Todd Phillips, The Hangover 2 shifts the setting to Bangkok, Thailand, with Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha still celebrating impending nuptials with disastrous results. Not much has been revealed about the sequel's plot, but Cooper teased BuzzSugar with a few details about the sequel.
We got a drug dealing monkey, Mike Tyson's back, Stu's (Helms) getting married in Thailand, and Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) is back.
While Cooper's summation sounds a little bit like a retread of the original, Cooper recently revealed to The Guardian that Hangover 2 was not the ordinary, cash-in sequel.
This was not a knee-jerk reaction. We met many times to discuss the script. And it was the hardest movie I've ever done. It was like Apocalypse Now: the Comedy. They could make a documentary — like Hearts of Darkness by [Francis Ford] Coppola's wife — about it.
Jeong, meanwhile, told CraveOnline that he thinks a sequel was made to help capitalize on the momentum and energy created by the ensemble of actors.
Absolutely, I think that had a lot to do [with it]. I think it’s genius. It’s so fresh on everybody’s minds right now, the first one. Still, even if I wasn’t in it, I love that movie so much and I’m a huge fan of Todd’s anyway. The fact that we’ve already wrapped the second one, Todd worked so hard. He was doing three movies back to back to back. God, he’s in the zone right now. His touches and there’s just great chemistry with Todd and the actors. It’s just great. It’s like a coach in a well defined team of players and everyone knows their roles and everyone plays it very well.
It probably also didn't hurt that the original Hangover grossed $467 million worldwide. Still, Jeong said that The Hangover's success did not put any pressure on the sequel's production. It helped, Jeong said, that Phillips had helped craft a tightly structured story for Hangover 2.
No, the script was so tight. It reminded me of coming back on the second season of Community where everybody’s character was established.There was actually a looseness about it that everyone was like it’s the same level. It was exactly the same level of fun and all the guys, Zach, Ed and Bradley, are exactly the same as they were working with in the first movie. So it was like a second season, that kind of exciting season mentality.