Bradley Cooper Drops Hangover 4 Hint

By Douglas Helm | Published

Bradley Cooper is known for his prestige drama roles nowadays, but his first notable roles were in comedies like The Hangover and Wedding Crashers. Apparently, Cooper has no qualms about doing more comedies in the future as he recently appeared on The New Yorker Radio Hour podcast and said as much.

Talking about his shift to more dramatic roles, host David Remnick asked Cooper about possibly returning to his more comedic roots, to which Cooper replied, “I would probably do Hangover 4 in an instant,” adding, “Just because I love Todd [Phillips], I love Zach [Galifianakis], I love Ed [Helms] so much, I probably would.”

Bradley Cooper Wants To Make The Hangover 4

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Bradley Cooper is, of course, referring to The Hangover director Todd Philips and his co-stars Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms, who he would clearly be more than happy to work with again if they decided to do a Hangover 4 film. However, Cooper doesn’t think it’s likely to happen, saying, “I don’t think Todd’s ever going to do that.” Which makes sense, considering Todd Philips has made a similar dramatic pivot in his own career. 

Would Todd Philips Return To Direct?

Todd Philips was even more known for comedy than Bradley Cooper, directing classics like Old School, The Hangover, and both its sequels. This would make him a natural choice to direct Hangover 4, but he is currently busy with his follow-up to the Oscar-nominated 2019 film Joker. The sequel, scheduled for 2024 and titled Joker: Folie a Deux, will see Joaquin Phoenix reprising the titular role with Lady Gaga stepping in to play Harley Quinn.

Bradley Cooper’s Busy Schedule

In the meantime, Bradley Cooper himself is likely a little too busy to commit to Hangover 4 anytime soon. Cooper is currently on the promotion trail for his latest film Maestro, which features Cooper as the acclaimed conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. The film follows Bernstein and his relationship with actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, played by Carey Mulligan.

Bradley Cooper played quadruple-duty in Maestro as he starred, produced, directed, and co-wrote the film. The last time Cooper was in the director chair was in A Star is Born, which netted him multiple Oscar nominations. With Maestro, Cooper may just get an Oscar win this time around.

Bradley Cooper And Drama Roles

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While his roles in A Star is Born and Maestro are much more dramatic and seemingly more demanding than his comedy roles, Bradley Cooper said he’s still “having fun” with these projects and that he doesn’t find them “exhausting.” His comments certainly do quell any dreams of there eventually being a Hangover 4, but at least the possibility is always there that the team is all willing to come together. Plus, there are always the original three movies to revisit if you’re missing the post-drunken antics. 

Bradley Cooper’s Most Recent Release

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In the meantime, we can look forward to seeing Bradley Cooper’s upcoming movie very soon. Maestro is set to screen in select theaters before it eventually hits Netflix on December 20. You can also check out his most recent role as Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is currently streaming over on Disney+.