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'Anchorman 2' Finally Gets the Green Light

Great Odin's raven! The sequel to the irreverent 2004 hit is finally underway

By William Goss Mar 28, 2012 7:29PM
After taking in $85 million domestic with "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," it seemed like director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell were destined to make a follow-up... and they did. Three more times, in fact -- 2006's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," 2008's "Step Brothers" and 2010's "The Other Guys." But none of them concerned the continuing adventures of Burgundy and his Channel 4 Action News team.

...until now. Ferrell stopped by "Conan" tonight in character to specifically announce that Paramount was moving forward on a sequel to "Anchorman." (You can check out the clip below.) Deadline goes on to confirm that McKay will return as director, Judd Apatow will once again serve as producer and both Paul "Brian Fantana" Rudd and Steve "Brick Tamland" Carell will reprise their roles. (Whither Dave Koechner as Champ Kind?)

Well, are we excited for the return of everyone's favorite sexist jazz flute enthusiast? Does this news take you to the proverbial Pleasure Town or leave you stranded on Whore Island?

Mar 29, 2012 7:32AM
Mar 29, 2012 7:05AM
I love scotch.  Scotchy scotch scotch.
Mar 29, 2012 7:27AM
The movies are not supposed to be mentally stimulating. They are supposed to be bad, but also insanely funny. I can't wait for the new one.
Mar 29, 2012 9:23AM
One of the most quotable and funniest comedies I've seen - can't wait for the sequel.  It wasn't all about Will Ferrell - the support cast was fantastic.
Mar 29, 2012 12:55AM
"San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina"
Mar 29, 2012 9:28AM
My apartment smells of rich Mahogany!
Mar 29, 2012 6:15AM
that is awesome news!!! oh ya and go **** yourself San Diego
Mar 29, 2012 1:21AM
If you didn't like didn't get it.

Milk..was a bad choice!
Mar 29, 2012 12:03AM
"...I'm Ron Burgandy????"

"Dammit, who wrote the question mark on the cards - you know he reads everything you write!"

Funny - Can't wait

Stay classy San diego

Mar 29, 2012 6:10AM
Mar 28, 2012 11:21PM
im trapped in a glass cage of emotion
Mar 29, 2012 7:02AM
Mar 29, 2012 8:48AM
To all the haters... go back to your home on Whore Island... You will eat that cat poop! And finally.. I will hit you in the face with a burrito brossseph!
Mar 29, 2012 6:07AM

It is apparent based on the post that many of you didn't get "it".  Love his movies and definately love this announcement.  He is a very big deal.  He has many leatherbound books.  LMAO!!


Mar 29, 2012 8:30AM
By the way, this is fantastic news!  Sounds to me like the negative comments are coming from some people who take life a bit too seriously.
Mar 29, 2012 6:25AM
I have been wanting a sequel since 1/2 thru the first time I watched Anchorman.... I'm indifferent to the rest of Ferrell's movies (b/c let's face it, he basically does play the same person in everything!!) but Anchorman has a special place in my heart!

Ron Burgundy in 2012!!!!! 
Mar 29, 2012 7:52AM
Wow, some of you either just don't get it or simply need to lighten up. "Childish and crude" is exactly what they're going for... and achieve it with resounding success! I just hope that this sequel lives up to the original.
Mar 29, 2012 8:53AM
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