Great Odin's Raven! Collider brings word that a teaser trailer for Adam McKay's highly-anticipated Anchorman 2 will show up before Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy The Dictator when it opens in theaters this Wednesday.
McKay, who executive produced The Dictator and apparently did some work on the script, tweeted the following yesterday morning:
See the Dictator (I worked on it and it's crazy funny), in addition to Campaign trailer with Zach and Will there's another treat before it.
But even better than a vague reference to something that may or may not happen, Collider has word from someone who's actually seen the teaser, and describes what we can expect to see:
Just got out of a screening of The Dictator. There is an Anchorman 2 teaser attached featuring the Channel 4 news team (minus Veronica) stating how excited they are to return… a concept that Brick seems to have a hard time with. Also, not sure if it was an official title or more of a slogan but the screen title read Anchorman: The Legend Continues followed by ’2013′
If you're on the fence about seeing The Dictator in theaters, this just might be enough to put you over the edge. But in all honesty, you can probably just wait a few hours and it will show up online somewhere. It's just a trailer, after all - the concept of looking down on people who pirate a trailer is kind of ridiculous, since the people who put those online are doing nothing more than spreading the word about an upcoming movie. (Pirating a film is a different story altogether.)
I can't wait for Anchorman 2. I've said this before and I'll say it again: I don't think there's any other movie that's quoted as often by my generation as the first Anchorman film. I've heard at least one person drop an Anchorman quote literally every single week since its release in 2004 (and I'm OK with that). Will you see The Dictator in theaters? Does this news have any effect on your decision?