If it's crap ... We'll tell you
In case you missed the flurry of social media reactions, something quite interesting happened on Conan O'Brien's show last night. With jazz flute in hand, onto the set walked Ron Joseph Aaron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) from Adam Mckay's 2004 comedy 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.' After a rousing demonstration of his flautist abilities, and some jabs at Conan, Burgundy announced that he and Paramount had come to an agreement and that there will in fact be an 'Anchorman 2.' Listen to the wolverine-tamer himself drop this megaton shock bomb in the below video.
So there you have it, straight from the source. All kidding aside, while this was an interesting and entertaining method of revealing this news, several questions remain. For example: why? I'm not so much asking why they're making a sequel, the box office grosses for the first film are all the explanation needed there; not to mention the second life it took on once it hit DVD. But why wait eight years to do it? I know Will's been busy, but rumor has it he and McKay have been trying to get this off the ground for a long time. Had it gotten a green light sooner, he might of turned down other things in order to reprise his role as the 70s era, super chauvinist newscaster. Will the whole cast be returning along with Ferrell? According to Deadline, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner will all be back. As to the writing/directing duties, Adam McKay confirmed that himself via his twitter account,
"A few people questioning if Anchorman 2 is 100% for sure happening. Let me assure and assuage: it is. We're writing now and we shoot in Feb"
The "we" of the writing process being he and Ferrell. So while there's no release date yet, expect 'Anchorman 2'to begin filming in February 2013. That leaves you plenty of time to go buy...new suits!
What do you guys think? Are you excited about another 'Anchorman' film?