During Zach Galifianakis’ tour to promote Baskets, he made a stop by WTF With Marc Maron and the topic of regrets came up. And with that also came up the topic of The Hangover, arguably the film that boosted Galifianakis to mainstream levels. It’s a fine one and a huge success, which is why it spawned two sequels of descending quality. Sequels that many people didn’t think needed to happen, but had no choice in the matter.
It seems Galifianakis feels the same because one of those regrets is tied to the other two films in that “trilogy.” As reported over at Slash Film, Galifianakis told Marc Maron that one of the films was likely enough:
“Look, that was a good chunk of my life that I do not regret at all but I wished we had just done one. I think leave well enough alone sometimes.”
It’s not a devastating swipe at fame or a shrug off of his mainstream success. If anything, you’d call this just a fact of life and you’d think that Bubble Boy is a bigger regret. Galifianakis did drop a few jokes about the series continuing, especially in light of all these reboots and revivals of past successful franchises.
“I mean, in 10 years when all this dries up I’m sure I’ll be knocking on people’s doors, ‘Hey, I got this idea… look, I’m still weird!’ We’re contracted up to 12. I feel a real appetite out there for more.”
This is how we’ve end up with five total Transformers films or an endless amount of Star Wars movies. The Hangover 12 could happen and it might deal with Old Man Alan on the run from the nursing home. I apologize if that actually happens, sir.