'Anchorman 2' dead? Take our poll, tell us how you feel.

AnchormanOn his Twitter feed GhostPanther, Adam McKay, director and cowriter of Will Ferrell’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, has announced that Paramount and the producers could not agree on a budget for a sequel, and since the studio owns the rights to Anchorman, the film is dead unless someone has a change of heart.

Ferrell had told EW in July 2008 that he and McKay were working on a story that could bring the classy newsman into the ’80s. “The audience will now allow us to do even crazier stuff,” McKay said, “and that’s really all we’re looking for in our careers.” In May 2009, Ferrell let it slip that he was expecting to meet with Paul Rudd and Steve Carell to discuss ideas and salaries, joking “Believe me, I’m not taking a pay-cut. No way!”

This is really the only Will Ferrell movie I would’ve liked to have seen a sequel to, and I’m guessing he would’ve had material good enough to make us forget all about Land of the Lost (which is what truly makes this a bummer for Ferrell). But I can get my Rudd and Carell fixes elsewhere, so I’m not devastated. It would have been fun, but it’s been six years since the first film. My life goes on… Though I do wonder how Baxter, one of our Best Supporting Pets integral in one of our favorite big-screen man vs. beast battle of wits, is. He would have lived long enough to have seen the ’80s, right? RIGHT?

How do you feel about a world without the possibility of an Anchorman 2?

Comments (25 total) Add your comment
  • MWC

    I’m trapped in a glass case of emotion.

    • Champ Kind

      “Trapped in a glass case of emotion” should definitely be one of the options in this poll.

      • LM

        Totally agree.

      • Monty

        They should have been:
        1) (devastated) “Trapped in a glass case of emotion”
        2) (slightly bummed) “It stings the nostrils”
        3) (stoked) “I’m not even mad. Thats amazing”
        3 (i have no feelings) “Milk was a bad choice”

    • steve

      Good sequels are usually bad enough to make the baby jebus cry.

  • myra

    Paramount wouldn’t greenlight the Anchorman sequel, and yet we get crap like Saw V, VI, VII, Fast and Furious ad infinitum, etc… I don’t get it.

    • pastafarian

      It’s a budget issue. Saw movies cost nothing to make compared to all the big stars’ paychecks involved in an Anchorman sequel.

      • LOL

        I read somewhere that most of the stars agreed to take cuts in salary because they wanted to make this flick. You’d think something could be worked out.

    • mario

      saw is from Lionsgate, NOT paramount

  • Mike

    Absolutely devastated. You were my Hero, Paramount! Why would you do this…You poop…. poop mouth… you hear the poop coming out of your mouth? I HATE YOU PARAMOUNT, I HATE YOU!!

  • Ryan

    Smells like a diaper filled with Indian food!

  • Ed

    I know I am probably in the minority, but I thought “Anchorman” was highly overrated. I saw it in the theatre, and I was so bored. Very bored. So, obviously, I am not sad that there’s no sequel.

    • Alena

      Um, yeah Ed. Go find another blog for your stupid comments.

      Ok, that was harsh and I apologize. But for those of us who love Ron Burgundy, a fine scotch, leather bound books, and the smell of rich mahogony…well, we are crushed.

  • Johnification

    Paramount bunted Baxter!

    • PDT


      And I’m horrified. I wanna punch Paramount in the ovary. Straight shot, right to the babymaker.

      • Johnification

        Oof. Yeah, I fail. Unless they baked him in a soft loaf, but that would still be “bundt”.

  • Ceballos

    This is a worse choice than downing a carton of hot milk on the sidewalk.

    • Madd

      Especially when it’s so d a m n hot out.

  • Jonathan F.

    The first one is so great I’m not sure I’d want them to ruin it with a sequel anyway.

    • SC

      Agreed, Jonathan. It’s such a cult classic, and coming up with something fresh without recycling material from the original might be too daunting of a task, even for the most creative, outrageous writers. This is a great example of when “60% of the time it works every time” doesn’t apply. :-)

  • JLC

    Ron Burgundy in a Member’s Only jacket, perhaps with a Jheri curl? Would have been comedy gold.

  • daryl

    Wow. I did NOT see that coming.

  • andy

    How many sequels are actually as good as the original? There’s your answer.

  • tina

    Will Ferrell is not funny. Thank god someone finally grew a brain and stopped letting that talentless over paid loser get paid to make flops. I read the actors were willing to take paycuts. WF’s name wasnt on that list. Hmmmm. Someone thinks alot about themselves I see. I hope he never gets another movie.

  • Bill

    I say the use eminate domain to get the rights to the movie and make it themselves. applies. Intellectual property is property, if its owners do not want to use it then eminate domain and make the movie!

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