“Everybody, I have a very important announcement, I need you to stop what you are doing and listen to me immediately-CANNONBALL!”
On Wednesday, March 28, Will Ferrell was a special guest on TBS’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien. On the show, Ferrell was dressed as iconic San Diegan (Diegoian? Diegon? Diegoian?) news anchor Ron Burgundy of the Action 4 News Team and performed jazz flute just as he did in Anchorman.
Ferrell announced that his 2004 comedy classic, Anchorman, was going to have a sequel.
“As of oh-nine-hundred hours Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel for ‘Anchorman’,” Ferrell said. “It is official: There will be a sequel to ‘Anchorman.”
The film will star Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner will reprise their roles as Ron Burgundy, Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana and Champ Kind respectively. Likewise, Judd Apatow will once again be a producer to the film and Adam McKay will be the director.
The sequel has been in the works for a while now. Despite the cast agreeing to take pay cuts for the movie to be made Paramount still did not sign off on it.
According to Huffington Post, before deciding to make a sequel for the big screen, McKay and Ferrell were planning on making it a Broadway play and setting it in space but later decided that the story didn’t fit.
As of now the plot of the sequel nor a release date have been mentioned.