Zach Galifianakis Confirms He's In For 'The Hangover 3,' Hints at Insane New Storyline

A third run with the wolf pack was already guaranteed. Now, we're getting hints at what direction they'll be headed.

Word from Rolling Stone is that Zach Galifianakis has seen the early idea from writer Craig Mazin for fleshing out the trilogy, and the third story will indeed be a departure from the first two.

While the first two installments revolved around epic benders preceding Justin Bartha and Ed Helms’ respective characters nuptials in Las Vegasand Bangkok, the third detours into some new territory. Galifianakis claims the finale will focus on his character’s wolf pack mates helping him escape a mental institution.

Galifianakis’ “The Hangover Part II” co-stars Jamie Chung and Justin Bartha both quipped – maybe only half-jokingly – that since the first two have already covered big cities of sin, the third should maybe be bound for Amsterdam. Director Todd Phillips said while promoting his sequel that he’s always envisioned a trilogy following the first film’s surprise success.

A third movie was inevitable. The first movie grossed $467 million worldwide and the second is at $343 million just two weeks into its release.

Hey, why not? With the first two movies doing so well and the second easily on pace to eclipse the first, there's money to be made. The cast seems to have a collective blast working together. And most importantly, it's a chance to literally flip the script, with some critics and moviegoers complaining that the sequel was a repeat of the first movie with a new backdrop.

What's the worst that could happen?