Judd Apatow Says Anchorman Sequel Could Feature Senior Citizens
Posted 08.28.09 by BrentJS
It's been a while since there was any news about a possible sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, arguably one of Will Ferrell's funniest movies. Back in June, Ferrell said, "I was told we were [doing a sequel], and now I've heard it's too hard to get everyone together."
While promoting his latest movie, Funny People, producer Judd Apatow was questioned about the possibility of a sequel and admitted that Ferrell and his writing-directing partner on Anchorman, Adam McKay, had plans for their characters beyond the first movie.
When we made Anchorman, Adam and Will had a lot of ideas about what the sequel would be — they'd always laugh about where they'd take the characters.
Apatow said that it's only a "little bit more a possibility than it was a year ago," but added that the principal actors could play the parts any time, even when they become eligible for the senior citizen discount.
The great thing is, Will can be any age and play that character. Those anchormen sometimes have their jobs until they're 75 years old. So we would always laugh that this movie could work if everybody's really elderly. I hope we do it before that.