Anchorman 2 Is Happening, Says Will Ferrell Appearing as Ron Burgundy

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March 29 2012 4:22 PM

Anchorman 2 Is Happening, Says Will Ferrell Appearing as Ron Burgundy

We don’t know how to put this, but it’s kind of a big deal. Will Ferrell appeared on Conan as the legendary Ron Burgundy, hilariously overstaying his welcome on set to announce big news: a sequel to broadcast news parody, Anchorman 2.

Though director and former SNL writer Adam McKay had said as recently as 2010 the film was a no-go, the ever-gentlemanly Burgundy declared that a deal had been struck with Paramount to get the gang back together.  Anchorman, released in 2004 to tepid critical praise, has gone on to be one of the most memorable comedies of the last decade (Empire’s 100 Greatest Characters, 500 greatest films, EW praise).

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Equally exciting is the possibility of reuniting a cast that has gone on to become some of the top names in comedy, including: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Chris Parnell, Seth Rogen, and Fred Armisen.  So rub on some Sex Panther cologne and comb your mustache, the film will be arriving … eventually. Until then, there’s plenty of jazz flute to listen to.

Chris Wade is a video and podcast producer for Slate and occasional contributor to Brow Beat. Follow him on Twitter.