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Anchorman 3 looks like it’s going to be a thing…

December 1st, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments

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Anchorman writer/director Adam McKay has teased that a third movie in the series could be about Internet news.

In an interview with Yahoo! Movies via Squareeyed he was asked if the web was the next step for Ron Burgundy after the local news setting for Anchorman and cable news for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

“That was what we kind of talked about,” McKay said. We talked about doing one that was about the rise of the new media.

“I also thought there was something to the idea – and who knows, maybe we will do one some day – I also thought it’d be cool to have Ron Burgundy get embedded in the Iraq War.

“We kicked around that idea. But we’ve never got that serious about it, but it would have to be the next stage of what the media has become.”

He continued: “And I think you’re right, I think it’s the Internet. The only thing is by then Burgundy would be getting pretty old.

Back in 2014, McKay claimed that a third Anchorman movie would never happen.

The writer/director seemed annoyed that not many people picked up on the satirical elements of Anchorman 2.

“That was the reason we made [Anchorman 2], for that element,” he said.

“I was really surprised when it came out that not that many people talked about it, but that was literally the reason we made the movie.

“To talk about how [the emphasis on] ratings and for-profit [news] destroyed broadcast journalism as we know it.

“And we loved the idea that Ron Burgundy was the one to think of it. I think we have been playing with [those ideas in] each movie through the years, sharpening the view.”

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.