The AV Club recently caught up with Fred Willard for their always excellent Random Roles feature, and in chatting about "Anchorman," the comic actor revealed his phone hasn't rung about the followup. "I haven’t heard. I doubt that I will because if they’re going to write a script, I think what they do is call and say, 'Do you want to be part of this?' I don’t know, everybody is asking me that—I had a great time doing it, I love working with Will Ferrell, but who knows?" he said.
As much as we want to know what is going on with his German pornography-loving son now, with Ron having moved to the national level at the end of the first film, it seems his old boss got left behind (which probably means no Chris Parnell as Garth Holliday either -- "Poop mouth!"). So scratch Willard from your list of returning stars for now.
"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" shoots early next year, but no release date has yet been announced.