What can we expect from Anchorman 2? What year does it take place? How does Gillian Jacobs feel about making out with Steve Carell?
Carell dropped by VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan to talk a little bit about the highly-anticipated sequel to 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Carell says that the follow-up, under the tentative title Anchorman: The Legend Continues, is the “perfect” sequel, and that he’s really excited about it.
Also, part two actually takes place seven years after the events of the first film (which would be 1982). This partially covers the visible age gap for the characters (between 2004 and 2013 in real life) and gives the film a new aesthetic to play around with. We couldn’t be more excited.
Carell’s comments begin to fill an otherwise gaping, hollow void of information about Anchorman 2 as of right now. The teaser trailer revealed practically nothing, and director Adam McKay said all the way back in April 2012 that the script was a work in progress. That’s just about the most recent update we have almost a year later.
Oh, he did say that the film may include a custody battle and bowling.
As far as Steve Carell’s character “Brick Tamland” is concerned, February saw the cast finally receiving scripts along with “advice” to not spoil any of Brick’s jokes. The story has moved from San Diego to New York, and it was confirmed recently that Kristen Wiig will play Brick’s love interest.
Anchorman 2 stars: Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, Christina Applegate as Veronica Corningstone, Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana, Steve Carell as Brick Tamland, David Koechner as Champ Kind, Fred Willard as Ed Harken, Chris Parnell as Garth Holliday, Peanut as Baxter, Luke Wilson as Frank Vitchard, Vince Vaughn as Wes Mantooth, Kristen Wiig, Meagan Good, Dylan Baker, Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear, and Josh Lawson.
It is set for a December 20, 2013 release.
Here’s video of Steve Carell’s interview with VH1:
Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan