‘Anchorman 2′ Might Have Ruined the Chances for a ‘Step Brothers’ Sequel
Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy is making his silver screen comeback this Christmas season, but fans of the funnyman’s other works shouldn’t hold their breath for sequels. According to the Saturday Night Live alum, he had plans for a follow-up to 2008’s Step Brothers but dropped it in favor of moving forward with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
“We really were [planning a sequel] prior to this,” he tells Celebuzz during an Anchorman 2 set visit. “We had a great idea for that one too.”
“I think we’re reticent to stepping into a thing where we’re like, ‘Oh, are we now just going to make sequels of everything we’ve done?’ You don’t want to be accused of that,” he explains. “Maybe we’re being too harsh on ourselves, but I would say not in the near future.”
For now, the continuation of Anchorman — which revolves around how the Channel 4 news team deals with a 24-hours news cycle — will just have to tie fans over (not that we’re complaining). Aside from Ferrell’s beloved and heavily-quoted, scotchy scotch scotch-loving news anchor’s return, Anchorman 2 will see Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate reprising their roles as well as additional appearances from Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and even Kanye West.
“For the most part, we got such great people in the movie,” Ferrell says of the flick’s the star-studded cameos.
He adds jokingly, “We got some great people who were dying to be in the movie and then some people who were dying to be in the movie that we didn’t really care about so much. They would call literally every week.”
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20.