Paramount Pictures has finally given the official green light to the sequel for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy! Will Ferrell made the announcement himself on Conan, he will reprise his role as the title character along with the supporting cast that includes Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. Ferrell will co-write the film alongside Adam McKay, who is officially back to direct the film.
The original film also starred Christina Applegate, David Koechner, Fred Willard, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell and several other comedic actors that made cameos. As of right now members of the supporting cast have not been confirmed, but I'm sure they will make an effort to get everyone back for another epic street fight. About a year ago Mckay talked about the sequel saying,
We have this other, bigger, crazier idea that’s really more what it’s about, which I can’t say. Our thinking was there’s just no way the second one is going to be as good as the first, because the first one is the first one. So our idea is if we’re going to do a second one, we better go for it and try some insane stuff and we’ll be enjoying it and that way it can’t be half bad.
Watch Ferrell make the announcement on Conan below. I enjoyed the first Anchorman, it had some pretty funny moments. It's cool Are you excited about the fact we are getting a sequel?