Ron Burgundy Announces Anchorman 2 Is Officially in the Works
03.29.12 by Ryan
Finally, after years of doubt, Ron Burgundy and the rest of San Diego's Action4 News team are assembling for another movie.
A sequel to the 2004 comedy Anchorman has been discussed since at least 2009, when Will Ferrell revealed that he and co-writer and director Adam McKay were "trying to figure out when and how we should do that." Scheduling the entire cast — which includes Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Steve Carell — turned out to be an issue, but, as the years passed, nothing transpired.
Last May, Ferrell expressed his frustration over Paramount Pictures' refusal to green light Anchorman 2, but that's now all over as Ron Burgundy himself appeared on Conan last night to announce that a sequel was in the works. He also got in some flute playing and hurled a few insults at Conan O'Brien.
The question of what the sequel will be about, however, remains. McKay revealed in 2010 that Anchorman 2 would be set in the 1980s, but that the setting was only there to frame a "bigger, crazier idea that's really more what it's about." According to what an insider told Deadline, McKay and Ferrell are still "kicking around ideas" for a sequel and were caught off guard when Paramount suddenly approved the sequel. Whatever Ferrell and McKay decide to make the sequel about, there's an audience anxiously awaiting it, and it's a good thing that Paramount finally figured that out.