With plans for Anchorman 2 having come and gone over the years, it was gonna take something quite big to make anyone believe it was actually going to happen, but now Ron Burgundy himself has done just that, appearing on Conan O’Brien’s talks show to officially announce the sequel. And you can see that appearance below.
It’s a surprised to many that it’s happening, as nearly two years ago Paramount Pictures passed on Anchorman 2, feeling it was too expensive to get all the players – many of whom have gone to to major success since the first film – back together. Now the project has been brought back from the dead and given a green light by the studio.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy director Adam McKay will return to direct Anchorman 2, working from a script he’s co-writing with Will Ferrell. Judd Apatow will produce the sequel. Variety adds that Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy co-stars Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Fred Willard are all expected to reprise their roles for the sequel.
Take a look at the announcement video below.