March 29th, 2012
09:34 AM ET
Funnyman Will Ferrell made it official last night: “The Anchorman” will return.
The comedian stopped by "Conan" Wednesday to personally deliver the news that fans of the comedic classic have been waiting on for years.
Paramount Pictures has agreed to shoot a sequel to the hilarious “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," which according to reports will hit theaters in 2013.
Instead of simply plopping down on a couch to tell host Conan O’Brien, Ferrell danced his way onto the stage - dressed as Ron Burgundy himself, complete with the signature bad leisure suit - and playing the flute.
"You look awful," Ferrell-as-Burgundy joked with O'Brien, who played along with the spoof. "You look like someone put a bright big fright wig on a skeleton. ... I'm being kind right now."
And then he delivered the news: "As of oh-nine-hundred Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel to 'Anchorman,'" he said. "It is official: There will be a sequel to 'Anchorman.'”
This is fantastic news for “Anchorman” fans: Ferrell told MTV in 2010 that he anticipated that much of the 2004 flick’s original cast would return. That include Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, David Koechner, Chris Parnell and Fred Willard.
It’s also great news for Paramount, as the first “Anchorman” made the studio more than $91 million worldwide.
Filming is expected to begin later this year.
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