When Todd Phillips and crew were filming the first Hangover film, they did so under the radar. No one thought a little Vegas based comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zack Galifianakis could make any money. In fact, I’m sure some insiders probably asked “Galifi-who-kis?” What they underestimated was the power of an actual good movie and The Hangover became the top grossing R-rated comedy of all time. It made Galifianakis into a household name and bona fide box office draw, Helms is as popular as ever thanks to The Office and Bradley Cooper isn’t only Face from The A-Team, he’s mentioned in practically every single piece of superhero casting there is.
Because of that success, when production began on the sequel, The Hangover Part II, it was pretty obvious it wasn’t going to fly under the radar. So it’s no surprise that a second batch of set photos from The Hangover Part II just appeared online and, unlike the first batch, these certainly ruin some punchlines. Continue only if you don’t care about spoilers.
The photos are on TMZ.
Stu’s (Ed Helms) face tattoo is, presumably, the work of Liam Neeson’s character, the tattoo artist cameo originally meant for Mel Gibson. It probably also hints to Mike Tyson’s involvement as it’s the exact same tattoo Tyson has. As for why Alan (Galifianakis) shaves his head, one can only speculate. I would bet heavily, though, on some sort of small creatures that grow in his flowing locks from the earlier set photos. At least Phil (Cooper) seems to be okay so far.
If you’re still here, talk spoilers below. Do you think The Hangover Part II is just going to be an exact copy of the first film? These photos tend to suggest it.