What happened to Gargamel all those years ago that makes him hate the Smurfs so much? And why are the Smurfs such insufferable pricks to this genuinely funny man and his creepy CG-faced cat? All of these questions will be answered in Smurfs 3: The Beginning of the End.
While doing press for Smurfs 2, actor Hank Azaria (who plays the Smurf-hating wizard Gargamel) revealed to ComingSoon that the next movie (should it happen) will reveal the origins story behind these blue monsters, and goes on to explain what he believes really happened to Gargamel in the past.
“I hear that the third movie, if there is one, might actually deal with the genuine origin of how all these characters ran into each other way back when.... I imagine Gargamel having attended a Harry Potter-like academy in his youth for wizards, and was sort of the black sheep – first of all, wasn't very good. Second of all, he must have thought the way to really be a powerful magician is to grab these Smurfs and grab their essence and everybody must have said, ‘You're an idiot. Don't waste your life doing that.' And he's been trying his whole life to prove them wrong.”
Honestly, we could really be into that. The more Azaria the better, even if it's baby Azaria.
To celebrate watch this Britney Spears music video of Britney looking scared/excited/horrified/possessed while telling a batch of Smurfs she wants them to be her "ooh la la."