A Melissa McCarthy Cameo Could Bridge The Gap Between 'Bridesmaids' And 'The Hangover Part III'
When Bridesmaids was released last May, many reviewers were quick to label it "The Hangover for women." This might not do justice to the Kristen Wiig film, but it makes a certain kind of sense. Both feature diverse groups of oddball characters brought together by a wedding, and each are R-rated comedies filled with plenty of sexual humor and gross-out jokes.
Perhaps no character in Bridesmaids most embraced the raunchy humor of the script than Melissa McCarthy. While she's been acting in movies such as Go and Charlie's Angels since the late 90s, it wasn't until her turn as bridesmaid Megan that audiences were exposed to her zany brand of humor and enthusiasm for any joke - no matter how bizarre it is. Since then, she's kept busy with a starring role in Mike & Molly and was even nominated for an Emmy after hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live last year.
For anyone who thought that reviewers tried too hard to draw parallels between The Hangover and Bridesmaids, there's talk of the two film franchises becoming interconnected - if only through cameos. According to IndieWire, there are talks to have McCarthy make an extended appearance in the third installment of the series. While intellectual property rights probably prevent her from reprising her Bridesmaids role, she'll absolutely bring a lot of brassy attitude to whatever role she plays.
That's good news, because the returning Hangover cast, which includes Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifinakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha, have been through plenty already. Topping the last two pictures is going to be tough. According to ComingSoon.Net, the tagline of the franchise's third installment is:
This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.