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Adam McKay Talks Anchorman 2

Adam McKay Talks Anchorman 2

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We know it’s happening; we know Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd are all returning; we know jazz flute is for little sissy boys; but we didn’t yet know anything about the story for the Anchorman sequel. That, however, has very slightly changed, with some tantalising hints from McKay about what’ll be going on in Anchorman 2.

In a great interview with Salon, McKay allows himself to be drawn. “I don’t want to give away too much,” he says, “but I’ll just give a couple pieces of ideas that we’ve kicked around. Keep in mind we’re still writing the story, but I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I’ll give you that. I’ll give you one other one: bowling for dollars.”

We’ll leave the speculating to your good selves in the comments below… but surely that custody battle suggests the return of Christina Applegate’s Veronica Corningstone. And a Ron Burgundy Jr (unless they’re fighting over Baxter). And surely also, bowling gives an opportunity for more conflict with Channel 2…

Anchorman gets more and more relevant every year,” McKay believes. “Part of what inspired the movie was just how ridiculous the news had become. It was all ratings driven. The people were getting better and better looking. The weather women were getting outrageously beautiful. It was all about the voice and the hair. Since we made the movie it’s gone even more in that direction. We talk about all these anchormen on the air now and they’re all kind of Ron Burgundy-esque guys, and the news has gotten to be nothing more than a ratings-driven profit machine that is never going to examine any of the real power in this country. The ridiculousness of Anchorman got less and less observed.”

Take that, Fox News. The News Horn has been blown and the KVWN Channel 4 Evening News boys are coming for you…

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