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Vince Vaughn Teases Return Of Wes Mantooth In 'Anchorman 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 9:39 AM
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Here is what we do know: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate will be back for "Anchorman 2." Fred Willard? Probably not. But there are a whole host of supporting and incidental characters from the first film who could all theoretically dip their toes into the follow-up. And it looks like Ron Burgundy's biggest rival will be on his heels again.

Christina Applegate Confirmed For 'Anchorman 2'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 1, 2012 9:41 AM
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After Will Ferrell dressed up as Ron Burgundy and announced that "Anchorman 2" was a reality (sending an army of "Anchorman" fans into hysterics), the first plot detail that co-writer/director Adam McKay revealed was that it might contain a custody battle and, possibly, "bowling for dollars." The former would assume that Christina Applegate was set to return as Veronica Corningstone to have some kind of custody battle with Burgundy, yet when the teaser poster and two teaser trailers arrived, only Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner appeared. Not to worry, Applegate will be returning as well.

Mark Wahlberg Out, Adam Sandler In For Will Ferrell's Football Comedy 'Three Mississippi'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2012 10:31 AM
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We've long lamented the evolution of Adam Sandler from the guy who made us laugh with stupid-funny stuff like "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore" to the guy who basically gets paid vacations in dreck like "Just Go With It" and "Grown Ups." But every now and then, Sandler will lift his pudgy frame off the couch and actually try. Hopefully, pairing him up with the nimble and constantly improvising Will Ferrell will help him step up his game.

This Is Gonna Make You Cream: Two 'Anchorman 2' Teaser Trailers Arrive

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 21, 2012 11:53 AM
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"Hey America, isn't this an old-fashioned shot to the nutsack?" Now titled "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," as promised, a teaser-trailer for the "Anchorman 2" sequel has arrived a few days after the teaser-poster landed (teases!), and after a weekend when it played in front of "The Dictator.". Starring the beloved Channel 4 news team, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner, if you had any concerns about the original team not fully reuniting for "Anchorman 2," you can now officially put them to bed.

Uncle Jonathan's Corn-Cob Pipe! First Poster For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 8:19 AM
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Ladies and gentlemen, can we please have your attention. We've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. We need all of you to stop what you're doing and listen.

Guess What: There's Going To Be An 'Anchorman 2' Teaser Trailer In Front Of 'The Dictator'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 11, 2012 2:32 PM
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While it would be unfair to call it the worst kept secret in the movie universe, it's something that most movie bloggers know -- and something a few of them have already reported on, though there's been little concrete information thus far. A teaser trailer for "Anchorman 2" will appear in front of Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming comedy "The Dictator," which opens next Wednesday, May 16th. Confirmed? Nope. But feel free to bet the farm on Odin's Raven. You can have the keys to our blog if it doesn't happen (cool, right guys?).

John C. Reilly Says He Was Originally Supposed To Be Brick Tamland In 'Anchorman' & Talks Unproduced 'Step Brothers' Rap Album

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 26, 2012 9:38 AM
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The original casting choices for films are always neat scenarios to imagine, whether it be O.J. Simpson as The Terminator or Steve McQueen in “Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid,” but a more a recent one envisioned John C. Reilly predating Dr. Steve Brule with one of the most quotable comedy characters of all time.

An Old, Old Wooden Ship: Adam McKay Says 'Anchorman 2' Will Deal With Diversity & Feature Another Gang Fight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2012 1:24 PM
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"We've done about two per cent! Half a per cent? We've got five pages of story notes and chunks of story. We're holing up writing for the next three months," Adam McKay tells Empire about the development of the "Anchorman 2" script. And while there is still a lot of time for things to change, shift and evolve, it's pretty clear that he and Will Ferrell have got a general idea about where the story will go. The good news is that the period setting will remain, the even better news is that we're going to another big gang fight. No word yet if the man on fire will return.

'Anchorman 2' Could Be In Theaters As Early As Christmas 2013; We Nearly Got 'Step Brothers 2' Instead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 1:36 PM
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If you're still not stoked about another "Anchorman" movie, this quote from director Adam McKay should fix that: "The funny thing is we re-watched it for the first time in four or five years the other day. I had seen pieces of it on TV. But Will and I actually sat and watched the whole movie. When it was over with, we were like, 'We’ve gotten a lot better than that! [laughs]' "

Adam Mckay Teases 'Anchorman 2' Will Involve "A Custody Battle" & "Bowling For Dollars"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 4:36 PM
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Curiously absent in last month's surprise announcement of "Anchorman 2" was any mention of the musical angle that was bandied about back in 2010. While the rumor was that Paramount turned initially turned down the project over budget concerns and fears it wouldn't play internationally and would've been cost prohibitive, there is no doubt a star-powered musical sequel -- even with everyone taking pay cuts -- would have been expensive. And while it's not a sure thing that a musical approach has been totally deep-sixed (and we'd guess there will be at least some kind of music nod like "Afternoon Delight" in the first film) all signs point to yes.

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