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Ron Burgundy himself confirms Anchorman 2 is coming…

March 29th, 2012 by Marc Comments

I don’t like Will Ferrell. I’m sorry, but I think he’s terminally NOT funny. However, I do like Anchorman. I’m not sure why, but it works on so many levels and has such a rich line-up of genuinely funny supporting characters. It harkens back to times – real or imagined – gone by.

So, it is with genuine optimism that I’m writing that a sequel to Anchorman is coming. You may remember a few year ago Paramount were keen to make a musical sequel but it then hit the ropes. No? Well, no matter…
Aintitcool are reporting that Judd Apatow is producing the sequel at Paramount and it will be co-written by Will Ferrell and direct Adam McKay. Paul Rudd and Steve Carell are confirmed as returning – yay! – and it is assumed that all the main cast will also be back.
The story will see the news team produce a Broadway Musical, so it should be like nothing we’ve ever seen before. We’re not totally sure this is a good thing or a bad thing to be honest.

Now, Ron Burgundy himself (Ferrell) broke the news on last night’s Conan (video below) and a lot of people were unsure if it was genuine, so shortly after co-writer Adam McKay tweeted:
A few people questioning if Anchorman 2 is 100% for sure happening. Let me assure and assuage: it is. We’re writing now and we shoot in Feb.

Meanwhile, stay sexy Nerds…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….