Hoping to meet the difficult task of producing a worthy sequel to their blockbuster picture, the stars of "The Hangover II" hit the red carpet for the premiere of the their new movie at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California on Thursday evening (May 19).
Also in attendance were a monkey-loving Kristen Bell, along with Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jamie Chung, Mike Tyson and Robert Downey Jr..
Meanwhile, director Todd Phillips spoke about the possibility of a third movie, saying, “If we were to do a third one, and quite honestly we really haven’t talked about it. If we were to do a third one, if the audience … if the desire was there.I think we have a clear idea where that would head and it’s certainly not in the same template you’ve seen these movies and obviously we always envisioned it as a trilogy as you can imagine, the third would very much a finale and an ending."
He continued, “The most I could say about it and I haven’t discussed it with these actors is that it is not following that template but very much a new idea. As far as where it takes place. I’m very open like the Olympic committee to being pitched and presented cities. Flown around with wine and women and bribed and then I will make my decision.”
Phillips added, "The sequel can’t be, ‘Let’s make a movie that has a completely different story but it won’t matter because people love seeing those guys together. I don’t believe that – when you look at sequels that don’t work in comedy, it’s when they abandon the formula. I was very happy that there was a structure – a ticking clock, a missing night.”