Anchorman sequel “one hundred percent” not happening
Straight from the mouth of director Adam McKay — an Anchorman sequel definitely isn’t on the cards…
After tantalising hints last month that a sequel to 2004's comedy Anchorman might be in the offing after all, it's now clear that infantile news reader Ron Burgundy won't be coming back for any further adventures.
Speaking to CinemaBlend, director Adam McKay left no doubt that Anchorman 2 would remain firmly on the shelf.
"It's not happening, for sure, one hundred percent," McKay said. "I'll put it to bed. The only way it could come back [would be] in two years, three years, but to line everyone's schedule up and to get everything done, and when it fell apart, to put that back together again your still talking about waiting. If I go do The Boys, that's another two years, year and a half. You don't know what people are doing when I get done with that."
Depressingly, McKay's concept for the sequel sounded like a genuinely neat idea, at least to us. The director told CHUD that the follow-up would have been, if we can take his words at face value, a musical:
"It was a musical...We were going to do four months on Broadway and then jump right into filming."
After the eerily infectious a cappella rendition of Afternoon Delight in the original, the concept of Burgundy, Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana and Champ Kind breaking into song and dance routines sounds like a potentially brilliant one.
Alas, we can only ruminate on what might have been...