With an Anchorman sequel now officially confirmed, writer/star Will Ferrell and writer/director Adam McKay can now look forward to a couple years of every reporter asking about that. In a recent interview with McKay, radio host David Sirota had the opportunity to deliver the first of the sure-to-be-many "so, how about that Anchorman 2?" questions; McKay responded with some phrases that, like most Anchorman quotes, don't really make sense out of context but theoretically sound sort of funny.
Asked for "a hint about what you're thinking of having Ron Burgundy do in Anchorman 2," the McKay responded:
I don't want to give away too much, but I'll just give a couple pieces of ideas that we've kicked around. Keep in mind we're still writing the story, but I'll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I'll give you that. I'll give you one other one: bowling for dollars.
So Ron Burgundy has a kid now? Or maybe a loving couple is finally ready to tend to Brick's needs? Also, bowling for dollars? Sure. Or maybe they'll toss all this out and Paul Rudd will just improv something about his erection. We'll just have to wait. And how long we'll have to wait apparently may be as long as two years.
The Hollywood Reporter also just had their shot at dropping McKay the ol' "so, how about that Anchorman 2, eh?", and the director responded this time with less vague plot points and more logistical specifics. He says the film will likely go into production next February, and Paramount is looking at releasing dates ranging from Christmas to May, 2014. He also added that, while there will likely be a new leading lady, there will be "something" for Christina Applegate that "we think is pretty cool." So maybe the whole "custody battle" thing isn't between Burgundy and Corningstone after all, because custody battles are not "pretty cool." They are not cool at all. I just want to see my son, Darlene.