‘It All Ends.’ That was the tagline for 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2, but Potter studio Warner Bros. is already cannibalizing it as the slogan for the epic conclusion to another blockbuster film series. A film series that’s also about friendship, even in the midst of unthinkable chaos, dreaded foes, and shattered cityscapes: The Hangover.
The Hangover Part III's new poster reimagines the epic final showdown poster of Harry Potter and Voldemort as a square off between Zach Galifianakis’ Alan and Ken Jeong’s Mr. Chow. In place of a burning Hogwarts is Las Vegas in flames. And if you think about it, both franchises really do have a lot of similarities. The friendship between animagus Sirius Black and werewolf Remus Lupin could be designated a “Wolf Pack,” if you are so inclined. Certainly the characters played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Galifianakis need desperately, like Harry Potter, to master the art of occlumency so as to prevent blackouts. And the characters in both series really like to imbibe questionable beverages, though something tells us butterbeer and pumpkin juice wouldn’t be strong enough for the Hangover gang. Now if we can just get a cast member from The Hangover Part III to say pompously that the trilogy-capper is a “war film,” the two franchises will truly have merged.
Check out the poster.
Does it bring back sweet nostalgia for the heady days of 2011?
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[Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]