by: S. Scott Stanikmas
While Anchorman 2 wasn’t the best movie ever, it had a couple of moments that made me laugh. But it kind of proved that maybe it was time for Ron Burgundy to walk off into the sunset.
But as long as there’s a smidgen of profit to be made a sequel will most likely get greenlit. But where does director Adam McKay go from here? If the first film tackled cable news and the second film took on the dawning age of the 24-hour news cycle, what would the third film go after?
Yahoo Movies talked with McKay and asked him just that and the filmmaker had an interesting take on where a third movie would go:
That was what we kind of talked about. We talked about doing one that was about the rise of the new media. I also thought there was something to the idea — and who knows, maybe we will do one some day — I also thought it’d be cool to have Ron Burgundy get embedded in the Iraq War. We kicked around that idea. But we’ve never got that serious about it, but it would have to be the next stage of what the media has become. And I think you’re right, I think it’s the internet. The only thing is by then Burgundy would be getting pretty old. So maybe it’s a movie we make in 10 years, when Will’s aged up and it actually makes sense that you can set it in 1997 or 98.
It would be funny to see Will Ferrell trying to play Burgundy as a serious reporter who bumbles his way through the war. But then you’d have to shoehorn in the whole gang and that would feel very forced.
I’d be more than happy if this idea got lost along the way to Ferrell getting to the appropriate age. But more than likely we’ll be getting another dose of the News Team before we know it.