Two new trailers hit the web today for flicks with two very devoted and eager fanbases: The Hangover 3 and Much Ado About Nothing. Honestly, I never thought I’d ever combine the Bard and the Wolf Pack in one article, but here we are. Hangover 3 is the culmination of a trilogy I don’t think anyone expected would come this far. After their trip abroad the guys are coming back to Vegas for more outrageous insanity. There’s really no description I can give you that’d do the trailer justice, just watch,
OMG. He buys a giraffe. No word on what bad decisions they’ll make or what mayhem will follow, but guys, there’s a giraffe. And the return of Ken Jeong‘s Mr. Chow. The Hangover 3, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis, opens nationwide May 24th.
On the other side of the spectrum of comedy comes Joss Whedon‘s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s’ Much Ado About Nothing. In true Whedon fashion he gathered a cast of favorites: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Reed Diamond, Clark Gregg, and Tom Lenk, and stuck them in a low-budget, black and white, indie flick. Basically, the polar opposite of The Avengers.
Damn, this looks good. Leave it to Whedon to take Shakespeare and make it look unabashedly cool. Oh! And I looked up who Fillion’s playing since the trailer doesn’t say, and it’s the role of the sheriff, Dogberry. And oh man, are we in for a treat with Fillion as Dogberry. It’ll be hilarious.
Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage.
In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies: Conrade (Riki Lindhome) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.
A series of comic and tragic events continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail.
Much Ado About Nothing opens June 7th.
Interested in either flick? Both? Which are more excited to see?