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Adam McKay Working On Alternate 'Anchorman 2' Cut For Possible Theatrical Release

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 25, 2013 2:25 PM
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If it's one thing we know about "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" director Adam McKay, it's that he shoots a lot of footage. There were so many alternate takes from the first 'Anchorman' that he cobbled together an entire second movie from the footage, entitled "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy" that was included in special two-packs with the original movie, and has joked that he shot more film for "Step Brothers" than Francis Ford Coppola did for "Apocalypse Now." But according to a new interview with Empire, McKay is planning an entire alternate version of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" with completely new jokes. Plus: a brand new poster for the movie!

Watch: 2 New Trailers For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Starring Will Ferrell & Steve Carell

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 23, 2013 4:46 AM
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Now, these are more like it. Only earlier today, we were talking around the Playlist water cooler about how the marketing for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," which has involved a slightly underwhelming teaser trailer, Will Ferrell shooting 70 (!) in-character Dodge Durango ads, and as of yesterday, a Ben & Jerrys flavor called "Scotchy Scotch Scotch," has risked turning Ron Burgundy from the central character of the funniest pure comedy of the 00s to a corporate pitchman whose new movie was looking worryingly disappointing.

Ron Burgundy To Release Leather-Bound Book Of His Own, While Details Emerge About Proposed 'Anchorman' Broadway Show

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 14, 2013 3:04 PM
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It was bound to happen: Ron Burgundy, the egotistical news anchor played by Will Ferrell in 2004's"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and this winter's "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," will have his own leather-bound book (undoubtedly smelling of rich mahogany). According to Rolling Stone, a new book supposedly authored by Burgundy will be out on November 19th. But that's not all: the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features Burgundy and his fellow newscasters on the cover, also offers some insight into the film's plot as well as revealing what would have been had the film come to fruition in its original form: as a lavish Broadway musical.

New Images From 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues,' 'Prisoners' & 'Grudge Match' Get In The Ring

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2013 9:02 AM
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Three different movies, three different sets of expectations, but also three interesting markers on the fall calendar. Whether you're ready to laugh, cry or perhaps do both, here are some new images from some flicks that might make you do all three.

Don't Stop Believing: Watch The Brand New Trailer For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2013 1:11 AM
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And yes, "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy" is still the balls, an unrelentingly quotable and flat out hilarious comedy that pretty much launched Will Ferrell and the rest of the Channel 4 News team. But nearly a full decade has passed, and much has changed, and as one bartender once said, possibly in Spanish: "Ladies can do stuff now and you're going to learn how to deal with it." And well, we'll just learn along with Ron and the gang as their back.

Watch: Brick Tamland Wishes You A Happy Easter In New Trailer For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2013 1:39 PM
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If you went to see "Star Trek Into Darkness" this weekend, you may have glimpsed a nice little surprise; a new teaser trailer for arguably our single most anticipated motion picture of the year. Not "The Wolf Of Wall Street" or "Twelve Years A Slave," or "The Counselor" or even "Inside Llewyn Davis" (which our crack Cannes contingent are lining up for as we speak), but a little film called "Anchorman: The Legend Continues."

Kanye West Too? The 5 Best Spoiled Cameos & Ridiculous Set Photos From 'Anchorman 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 9, 2013 1:47 PM
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5 Best Spoiled Cameos & Ridiculous Set Photos From 'Anchorman 2'
“We're talking about creating a murderer's row of the best day players ever for 'Anchorman 2,' ” director Adam McKay told The Playlist in an interview last year. “Like having every single one line or three line role, just be someone we just love -- just making sure every day player is a home run." Dude wasn’t kidding. Perhaps you’ve seen some of the set images recently that have spoiled some of the cameos in “Anchorman: The Legend Continues,” perhaps you haven’t. If you want to keep some of these surprises under wraps, then read no further. No really, *spoilers, spoilers ahead* (cue someone in the comments section saying this warning wasn’t enough).

Nicole Kidman Loves Lamp, Making Cameo Appearance In 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 11:52 AM
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Nicole Kidman doesn't do comedies very often (besides "Stoker" ZING!), but maybe she should, because she can be quite funny. Say what you will about the otherwise horrid "Just Go With It," but Kidman is pretty spot on beside a surprisingly hilarious Dave Matthews. Really. But all of this is just preamble, because it looks like the reach of Ron Burgundy knows no bounds.

Harrison Ford Says His Role In 'Anchorman 2' Would Be Easy To Cut, Paul Rudd Unveils Clip On 'Conan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 11:23 AM
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Given the secrecy around "Anchorman 2" aka "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," you might think that Christopher Nolan was producing the movie. However, it's a bit surprising that The World's Hardest Interview, Harrison Ford, managed to open up about his role in the movie, in which he reportedly plays a "legendary newsman." And for all he knows, he could wind up not being in sequel at all.

Does Ron Burgundy Have A Son In 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'? Set Photo Suggests Yes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 2:46 PM
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While there has been much talk about "Anchorman 2" aka "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," details on the actual plot have seen somewhat vague and only really addressed in a broader sense of the thematic territory that will apparently find Ron Burgundy swimming in a bigger media arena than he was back in San Diego. But could a plot morsel served out pretty early on turn about to be right on the money?

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