'Anchorman 2' Still Alive After All?

Director Adam McKay revealed the fan outrage over the sequel being canceled could propel the sequel into development.

Adam McKay reveals Ron Burgundy could return for Anchorman 2
Adam McKay reveals Ron Burgundy could return for Anchorman 2
The fans' outcry over Paramount cancelling the Anchorman 2 sequel could breathe new life into the project, according to Collider. The site spoke with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy director Adam McKay, who said the fans' passion for Anchorman 2 was noted by Paramount. Here's an excerpt from the article:

"It did, it made a difference. Paramount heard it. Adam Goodman, the President of Paramount, was on the first one so he loves it and when that outcry came, he was kind of excited because he knew it could maybe push it towards happening. That having been said, I'm clearly going into it like another movie so if it does happen it's still two years away or a ways away. And I haven't talked to anyone. There's nothing happening right now but it helped, it helped."

While the film clearly isn't in development at this time, the overwhelming support for the sequel is surely not falling on deaf ears. We'll continue to keep you posted with any further news regarding Anchorman 2 as soon as more information comes in.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was released December 18th, 2013 and stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, James Marsden, Josh Lawson. The film is directed by Adam McKay.



Sources: Collider

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Comments (13)

  1. Bradfraggle

    I love how the article says "the film clearly isn't in development" in the second paragraph and then the very next paragraph starts with "Anchorman 2 is in development"...So which is it, movieweb? Is it in development or not?

    4 years agoby @bradfraggleFlag

  2. Vito86

    Dear God, Pleae let them MAKE THIS FILM!

    4 years agoby @vito86Flag

  3. Chris

    Hopefully we get to see a part 2

    4 years agoby @unknown21Flag

  4. Dan

    Elf and Talladega Nights are my favorite Will Ferrel movies. The rest are meh. School of Rock was a lot better then I expected, Black actually had some acting chops there and worked great with kids.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. RojoDiablo

    Love Ferrell!! Bring it on!!!

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  6. Cripple

    Please make this happen.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  7. Writer220

    Careful there, I like Jack Black but he does have his moments. Some people shouldn't be in comedies and yet they are. I've only enjoyed School of Rock and King Kong with Jack, I liked Will in Elf any other film... no.

    4 years agoby @writer220Flag

  8. Jimthar

    yeah cuz this is what the world needs. i'd love to know where all this 'fan outrage' came from. i havent seen anyone thats begging the gods for a sequel to this godawful movie.
    and i agree with todd below.....will isn't funny to begin with. he plays the EXACT same character in every movie, just in different costumes. he basically plays an adult child that goes into a screaming fit every ten minutes of every movie. worst actor ever. him and jack black should get together and make the 'we play the same character in every movie' movie.
    the only good movies ferrel has ever made are A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY and OLD SCHOOL.
    screw this movie and it's sequel.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  9. DoubleR0522

    YESSS, BRING IT ON !!!!!!

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  10. Bradfraggle

    I love how the article says "the film clearly isn't in development" and then the very next paragraph starts with "Anchorman 2 is in development"...So which is it, movieweb? Is it in development or not?

    4 years agoby @bradfraggleFlag

  11. Diaigma

    Haven't even seen the first one :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  12. Writer220

    Do something else Will, you're not that funny to begin with.

    4 years agoby @writer220Flag

  13. Dan

    This might've been my least favorite Will Ferrel movie. Well, this and Land of the Lost.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag