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.
After that I had a good day
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I hope the sequel has more cow-bell.
I apologize for my shennanigans yesterday, and do hope you all realize I was joshing with you all.
i love scotch;scotch,scotch, scotch
Milk was a bad choice!!!!
@BurgundyFan: sounds like you had an up-close and real personal experience. Most people should and would run screaming in the opposit direction. You, on the other hand chose to stay around to get a sniff of his private parts. Tell me, was it good for you, too? I think Will Ferrell is Old Guard, old school SNL. He will always be one of the funniest people I've heard!
Go F*** yourself, San Diego.
Smells like...bigfoot's d**k.
BRETT KILLED A GUY!
Great, another movie for Will Farrell to not be funny in.
You're not funny either. Spelled his name wrong, too.
"they say 50% of the time it works...everytime"
Wow A sequal to anchorman.........Why???
Why? 91 million and you ask why?!?
Segment on Conan last night was super dumb. Ferrell should do a move with Sandler in an attempt to make the worst comedy of all time.
Anchorman and Dodgeball were the funniest movies out that year. Hope Burgundy part II is good.
Comedy, like beauty, food & music is in the eye of the beholder.
Stay Klassy CNN bloggers.
geez, not liking a movie does not make you a "hater"! having an opinion does not make you a "hater"! i happen to like anchorman, one of the only will farrell movies i do like, but geez, lighten up. i know the mainstream media and hollywood want us to think everything today is the greatest of all time, but come on, let people have open minds w/o calling them "haters"...and maybe come up w/ a new word..."hater" is so trite and overused.
I blame it on skinny jeans and helicopter parents.
Hey, where'd you get that suit? At the, toilet...store?
Please, make this douchbag stop! He hasn't been funny in over 2 decades.
I like men. It's obvious. Ask Observer. We are buddies in more ways than one.
I like to be the meat in their man sandwich.
Am I the only one who thought this was one of the worst movies ever made?
Yes, yes you are.
Sorry to dissapoint you, but I don't swing that way.
Yeah right! I'll bet you swing pretty dang good! Glad you found observer. He'll teach you all about the "right" way to swing. He'll start with the hokey pokey. Poke you here, poke you there! lmao!
There were horses and a man on fire and I killed a guy with a trident.
So many sensitive choads. I bet y'all play the jazz flute. Btw, calling someone an imbecile is not correcting their statement. Now back to the grill with you, people are waiting for their Big Macs.
the word is out on you. be prepared to have your butt trolled off!
San Diego. It means a whales va gina
Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
gonna grab some afternoon delight.
My motto's always been; when it's right, it's right.
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.
When everything's a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.
Can't wait to see this. Dave Koechner is one of the funniest and most underrated people in comedy today! Whammy!
You guys are all losers. I am the champion, says the Dungeons and Dragons website. I log in there every day to keep track of my progress... my mission was to rescue the princess and now i just leveled up! YES!!! Crap, got to go, my mom made some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches so I have to go! F all you guys!
This would be funny if you knew anything about d&d. That was horrible!
Kid wouldn't do anything in real life so he trolls the blogs. Will S calls him out for an incorrect comment and now he's up in everyone's business... sorry we burst your e-ego. Maybe you can play some computer games to boost it back up again.
"My butt trolled off?" Sorry sweet cheeks, I don't swing that way.
Will Ferrell - not funny (in fact annoying)
I Love Lamp!
NO!! I will not eat cat poop!
– You will eat cat poop!
- No! Ok maybe I'll take a little bite
I thought he already did two sequels, Taladega Nights and Semi Pro.
you know what GED stands for? Good Enough........Done
As someone who survived the '70s, just a correction for the writer: Ron Burgundy is not wearing a leisure suit. I owned one, wore it and have destroyed all photos. But the memory is burned into my soul. He is wearing a garish red suit, but it's not a, shudder, leisure suit. A small error but an error still. Typically inaccurate, Tomika.
BluRay collection you mean. I bet you still listen to cd's also.
I can bet you a ton of money that you live with your parents still... don't get butt-hurt... just let it go. BREATHE.
We don't have to know you live with your parents... but your behavior is just so obvious!
Do you buy those BluRays yourself or do you have to ask your parents for them when they walk you around Best Buy?
What does that last line even mean? Maybe you should be studying for your GED.
That's because while I was going to type "at" you attacked me again, smart guy. Mirrors don't get GED's.
j's mad becuse his vibrating Harry Potter broom is broken.
No one likes you here. Maybe you have friends outside your computer (the ones you play Dungeons and Dragons with) but here... no one likes you. Sorry.
You don't even comment on topic anymore.
liam's just mad because j spoke the truth and he couldn't handle it so he took out another movie in his DVD collection to make fun of someone else with.
By the way, he looked me the other day and now I'm broken... anyone willing to fix me?
I'm moving to San Diego this summer!!! WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!! No longer a slave to the Army after 4 years and I can finally go to college...and pay for it!!!!
Will S is on Team Edward.
What the heck is "Team Edward?" Are we missing something that you obviously have a lot of knowledge on?
Will S and Liam both think others find their chilidish b**ch fight amusing. Not like anyone would think they are both overly provoked losers right?
Consider it the special olympics. That's all anyone needs to know.
yea then who's your comedy hero, buster keaton hahahah you moron. Or are you a pathetic brit that likes mr bean hahahah wow are you dumb.
Did you notice that Conan used my catchphrase, "Thanks for stopping by" ... and Ron didn't even notice?!? Someone's losing a step, and his initials are Ron Burgundy.
Other than the accident children known as "Gauntlet" and "Observer" I would have to say everyone's been on their A game with their comments... can't wait to see this movie!
Bleeding heart Liberal!
You forgot Tom. He's a hater too.
Observer, your mother is a liberal stooge. What are you going to do about it?
i believe that there should be no sequels for any will ferrell movies... after all, how can ron burgundy top himself?
I'll have three fingers of Glenlivet, with a little bit of pepper... and some cheese.
Will S is going to start quoting the Twilight movies.
liam is getting really desperate to fabricate the illusion that he actually has a clue.
Yo mama is an imbecile.
"Yo mama"??? LOL... shouldn't you be heading back to your time machine?
Bears can smell the menstration!
It's made out of real tigers.
It's PANTHER, not tiger you imbecile.
An Anchorman sequel! I'M IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION!!!!
I'M IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION!!!!
Damn Tina, you beat me by one second!
I meant one MINUTE, of course. And don't act like you're not impressed.
Oh yeah? Well, you're about to be in dead place.
Would you like to go to a pants party?
Sorry Champ, I think I ate your chocolate squirrel.
When this sequel comes out I will drink it up.......it always goes down smooth.....
Look, it's the most glorious rainbow ever. Do me on it!
Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!
I hope Luke Wilson will be back as well – though as I recall he would need prostetic arms for the part.
"If you're not sure then obviously you haven't been watching."
Dear Terminal Cancer,
Please find this man jimbo0117 and make a lovely home in his prostate, I hear it’s wonderful this time of year and you’ll probably run into Lorne Michaels, it appears he spends a lot of time there finding ways to sabotage the show due to his senility.
Every fan that’s tired of watching a show that has outlived its usefulness since the mid 90's and seriously needs to be saved from the senile goats who don't know when to call it quits.
You can find me here.
Tom, I think they made it pretty clear in the article. The movie has a huge following, as does Ferrel, and it grossed ridiculous amounts of money the first time around. I guess that's complicated to understand.
Gauntlet, you fail.
Why are they making a sequel? I didn't watch the first one and will certainly not watch this. Will Ferrell isn't funny, at all.
Ferrell's humor is just too sophisticated for you, and thus flies high over your head.
why did you read the article then and go as far as to post about it.......jack wagon
Don't act like your not impressed~~
There are bits of real panther in there so you know its good.
I've gotta be honest, that smells like pure gasoline.
Spare us the agony. Retire!
I second the motion!!!
where did you get a grenade?!
I DONT KNOW!!
"bright BIG fright wig"? Did you even listen to the video? That doesn't even make sense . . . it's amazing.
I love lamp.
Its an optical illusion. Its the pleats. The pattern on the pants. Flatters...the crotchal region.
"I miss your musk... When this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together!"
More. Liberal. C r a p.
You don't know what words mean do you?
What are you talking about? How is Anchorman "liberal c r a p?"
@Observer – Liberal crap? Only a Retardican like yourself could see anything political in this. Let me guess, it's Obama's fault, right?
Hey NYGuy! You sound fiesty! I like that! I am in NY too! Wanna hook up? What are you into?
@ observer Not until yer done with me, then u can go play with ny guy. Ooooo Oooooooooo Oooo, k, u can go play now. TY.
Obviously you can't tell a liberal from a wheel of cheese.
I LOVE LAMP!
Hey NYGuy! You sound fiesty! I like that! I am in NY too! Wanna hook up?
I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal ..... People know me .... I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
Finally, some good news!
I'm not even mad... I'm impressed!
I could be wrong, but I believe Diversity was an old, old wooden ship used during the civil war era.
"Knights of Columbus, that hurts."
I don't know how to put this, but I'm kind of a big deal.
Vince Vaughn needs to sign on.
Will it be as good as the original? Probably not. But 75% of that is still comedy gold. Very excited.
I did NOT see that coming!
Puke!!! The last thing the world needs, is sequel to that POS movie. There were only 3 good bits in "Anchorman." And Will Ferrell had nothing to do with any of them: 1. Christina Applegate wearing only an apron; 2. Indian food in a diaper joke; 3. The Avengers theme being played during a brawl. Anchorman does not deserve a sequel. Hollywood....if you want to give us a good sequel...how about "Bigger Trouble in Little China", "I'm Gonna Git You Suckas!", "Hit Girl" (the little girl from Kick Ass!). If there is a benevolent God, please do not allow this sequel to be made. Will Ferrell is the antidote to funny. He is so bad he makes Pauly Shore look like an Oscar winner. It seems appropriate that I am writing this comment while sitting on the toilet.
Here's what I do when they make a movie I don't think is worth watching......I don't watch it. Makes life easier to just pass on stuff I don't like rather than get worked up about it.
Sounds like a hater to me. If you do't like it then simply don't acknowledge its existence. If something as insignificant as a movie bothers you so much to the point where you're just being a hater, than you have bigger problems. STOP HATING!!!!
How does it feel to part of the 1%?
Go be unhappy somewhere else. The movie will be a financial success, your opinion means nothing and everyone posting on this board now hates you. Have fun yelling at kids today to get off your lawn.
You have fecal bacteria on your phone....
Those were some awful movies you mentioned.
You, sir, are an idiot. Please crawl back into your miserable hovel and continue your pathetic existence in silence.
If you don't like Will Ferrell fine, but Anchorman ROCKS! Can't wait for the sequel!
Agree to disagree.
Gauntlet, you are an idiot
Will Ferrell is one of the most unfunny a$$wipes I can recall. He's right up there with Adam Sandler, another moron.
@gauntlet hahahaha how does it feel to be so painfully far from the rest of humanity. I bet you also are a fundamentalist gop moron aren't youu. Ignorant asinine dolt. Good for you, stand your ground loser.
Troll. Plain and simple.
are you using a pee-c or a crap-top computer?
Do everyone a favor and die in a fire.
@Gauntlet You smell like a turd covered in burnt hair
@Turd Ferguson Take me to pleasure town!! Lol
Right on brother.
Wow, that escalated quickly.
Great Oden's Raven!!!
Didnt his character get killed at the end of the first movie? How will they explain that?
Go ask JR. He knows.
No – he didn't. Why would you comment without knowing?
No, that did not happen. Did you watch the movie? Seriously?
No. He didn't.
>>why would you comment without knowing?
Seriously? 94.7% of all 'comments' on the internet are uninformed crapola.
Including this one.
Umm, no. Try watching the movie again.
uh no , watch the movie, the bear doesn't kill him because baxter saves him... duhh
ahhhhh no........and your dumb
Nope. "Good evening, planet Earth."
They've done studies you know... 60% of the time it works every time
I'm Ron Burgundy?
I didn't laugh once during the first one. It was not funny. Left the theater after 45mins, I was so bored. Will Farrell is the Kim Kardashian of comedy. Over rated.
You stay classy, San Diego.
My life is now complete.
Smells like Bigfoot's dick!
What people don't realize is that Anchorman is really based on real characters who were reporters back in the 70's in San Diego. My husband was a radio reporter way back then in San Diego and says the characters are pretty true to life of how it was back then. Hilarious!
Looking forward to seeing Baxter. You ain't the entire wheel of cheese and pooped n the fridge? That's impressive.
If anyone needs a Will fix. Check out funny or die.com. First date or the one's with his baby daughter as the landlord Pearl. So funny.
After watching that very funny Conan clip...I hope he and Andy are in the movie. Maybe they will ride a 2 person bike to the parking lot war with a missle launcher. Brick killed a guy and it was Conan!
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