Will Ferrell Doubtful About Anchorman 2
06.05.09 by BJSprecher
Only last week, it appeared as if a sequel to the wildly hilarious 2004 comedy Anchorman would be forthcoming. Now, however, Will Ferrell, who played chauvinist journalist Ron Burgundy in the original, has cast some doubt on that possibility.
In a recent interview, Ferrell said:
I thought we were. I kept saying that. I was told we were, and now I've heard it's too hard to get everyone together. So, hopefully (director) Adam McKay is going to be able to talk to all the guys individually and see if there's a time and place that were can figure out how to do it.
When asked if he thought a sequel to Anchorman could live up to the original, Ferrell said:
Oh, we don't. It's just that it would be really fun to do. It could be terrible. But, if they're going to pay us to do it, why not?
I agree that sequels are hard. I think we would use that as a challenge, to try to make it the craziest sequel you've ever seen, with a live by the sword, die by the sword kind of feel.
Ferrell's latest release, Land of the Lost, debuts today nationwide. Ferrell plays Dr. Marshall, a disgraced scientist who, along with his assistant, Holly (played by Anna Friel), and Will, a backwoods survivalist (East Bound and Down's Danny McBride), tumbles through a space-time vortex and ends up in a mysterious place.