Talking about the origins of the third film, Phillips revealed that he was tempted to “do another wake-up movie.” Why? We’ll let him explain: “The criticisms [of 'The Hangover Part 2'] were really about the structure -- they didn’t know how this could happen to the same guys twice. ‘Who would ever have a night like that twice?’ So we were like, ‘Oh yeah? It’s going to happen three times. Fuck you.’” Charming.
Obviously the third film doesn’t follow that template -- at least not totally -- but Phillips does mention that he did manage to sneak in a dig at the critics anyway, “But there is a little bit of a response to the critics at the end of this movie. If you stay through the credits, you’ll see in typical Hangover fashion we have another big credit moment that I think everyone will enjoy.” So there you go folks, stick around after the credits to see Phillips thumb his nose at film critics.
You can catch “The Hangover Part III” -- which we were not fans of -- complete with its Thanos credits-tease in theaters now.