Here’s an intriguing rumour that’s been floating around the web this week that could very well amount to nothing, but still caused me perk up my ears. It seems that Will Ferrell is seriously contemplating a sequel to his popular comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He has recently been performing some sketches as Ron Burgundy for the Funny or Die Stand Up Comedy Tour, and this reminded him how much he enjoys the character. While there is certainly nothing official in the works as of yet, I think it’s clear that there is a pretty massive fan base out there that would kill to see another Anchorman flick.
The way I see it, there are two kinds of people in this world, those who don’t find Anchorman funny, and those who know the truth: that Anchorman is pretty much the funniest movie ever made (give or take a few other classics). Seriously, my only concern with a sequel would be whether or not they could reassemble the same cast since many of them (Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd) have gone on to become pretty big stars themselves. The second Anchorman movie that was crudely constructed from the first movie’s deleted scenes is proof enough that the Ron Burgundy character has a virtually unlimited amount of hilarity and hijinks to offer. I can only hope that Ferrell is serious about this and doesn’t get offered yet another sports comedy in the meantime. Would you pay to see Anchorman 2?