The first official images from director Todd Phillips’ comedy The Hangover Part III have finally arrived online.
The folks at Entertainment Weekly managed to get their hands on the initial batch of images from the upcoming sequel before anyone else.
The first picture in the series features Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, and Bradley Cooper crossing the street in an Abbey Road-style pose. The Wolfpack, it would seem, has been reassembled for another outing.
The second image is of Hangover co-star Ken Jeong as a law enforcement officer with a penchant for large guns and mirrored sunglasses. Todd Phillips explained Jeong’s character will be “much darker” in the next installment.
According to Collider, The Hangover Part III is rumored to be the final installment of the series. Should the movie shatter box office records and win over the majority of critics, I wouldn’t be surprised if Phillips and company went back to this well for another drink.
As far as the plot is concerned, Phillips said the film will be centered around the character famously portrayed by comedian Zach Galifianakis.
“[This] is Alan’s story,” the director told EW. “He’s going through a crisis after the death of his father, [and] the Wolfpack is all he has.”
Phillips added that the movie should be “a fitting end to this three-part opera of mayhem and bad decisions.”
Although the flick wasn’t nearly as well received as the original, The Hangover Part II still managed to clean up at the US box office. According to Box Office Mojo, the picture fetched an impressive $254 million. Worldwide, the sequel made approximately $581 million during its theatrical run.
You can find the first batch of official images from the film below.
Official ‘Hangover Part III’ Images Arrive Online [Photos]
The Hangover Part III, which once again brings together the Wolfpack for all sorts of inappropriate cinematic shenanigans, is currently scheduled to arrive in US theaters on May 24, 2013.