Although a third 'Hangover' film hasn't yet been greenlit, the fact that 'The Hangover, Part II,' set a new box-office record for R-rated comedies with Friday's $30 million opening makes a third installment look like a sure thing.

Director Todd Phillips and the series' stars are eager for a third go-round with the Wolf Pack, and one star would love to see the action move to Amsterdam.

At last week's Las Vegas premiere, Jamie Chung (who plays Stu's fiancée) had her pick: "Probably Amsterdam. If you think of the coolest, craziest cities in the world, it would have to be Las Vegas, Bangkok and Amsterdam."
Justin Bartha (Doug) agrees: "Amsterdam could be a different kind of hangover. It could be fun. And Zach [Galifanakis] will probably already be there."

Ken Jeong is on board, regardless of the setting. "I would absolutely do a third one," he said at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22. "All of my fame and success in the last few years is directly due to 'The Hangover.' Those guys are like family to me, so it doesn't matter -- big part or small part... Well, I guess I know a thing or two about small parts." Ahh, the junk-related jokes never stop with these guys.

Since Phillips calls 'Part II' "the 'Empire Strikes Back' of the 'Hangover' trilogy," it sounds like he's already got a 'Return of the Jedi' follow-up in mind.

Even before the boffo box-office Memorial Day opening of 'Part II,' Warner Bros. studio head Jeff Robinov has said he wants a third and even a fourth film.

[The Hollywood Reporter]
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