'The Hangover Part III' artwork debuts, Mike Epps reportedly set to return
Fans of "The Hangover" franchise got a treat on Sunday, July 24, when artwork implying a third installment was posted on the franchise's Facebook page.
An outline of a howling wolf with "H3" written underneath it was posted along with the caption "May 2013." The wolf is likely representative of the guys in film since Zach Galifianakis' character referred to the group as the "wolfpack" in the first film. For the second film, released last year, the tagline "The wolfpack is back" was used.
Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Galifianakis are all expected to return for the third movie in the franchise and comedian Mike Epps may reprise his role as "Black Doug" for the next film, Variety reports. Epps played a drug dealer in "The Hangover" who is mistaken for Justin Bartha's character and is kidnapped by Ken Jeong's gangster character.
In addition, Jeong is expected to have a larger part in the movie and Todd Phillips will once again direct.
The R rated film franchise has been one of the most profitable. The first film grossed $277 million domestically and "The Hangover Part II" took in $254 million domestically, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, a site that tracks box office business.
There are few plot details but the official release date is currently May 24, 2013.