Unnecessary Sequel Watch: Hangover 3, Yogi Bear 2

In a sadly-unshocking move, WB has hired Craig Mazin to write a third Hangover, less than a week after Part II, which Mazin co-wrote with Scott Armstrong and Todd Phillips, grossed more than $100 million in its first weekend.  I actually liked Part II better because it had an edge I thought was missing in the first one, but no one seems to agree with me.  Either way, a third installment puts it into Little Fockers territory, and Craig Mazin is the guy who wrote Scary Movie 3 and 4, so he should know a little something about milking a corpse.  Ooh, possible plot point?

Meanwhile, WB has also hired the writers of Rio to write a Yogi Bear sequel. The first opened with a soft $16.4 million, but eventually went on to gross $201 million worldwide, which isn’t that far behind Rango ($241 million), so WB wanting a sequel isn’t that surprising.  Plus, as we all know, great things come in bears.  Would you look at that, they don’t even have to change the tagline.  Might want to leave out the implied anal this time though.