Champ Kind (David Koechner) has wonderful liquor breath to share with you, Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) now wears 100% pure snake venom, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) wants all you “fat faces” to stay classy, and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) wishes you a happy Easter. Yep, it’s time for another Anchorman: The Legend Continues teaser trailer.
It’s been almost exactly a year to date since the previous two teasers – which feature Burgundy and his comrades looking dapper as ever (even with Brian’s newfound ’70s-style shaggy beard) – were released, in order to generate buzz for the sequel to Ferrell and company’s excessively-quoted, but still much-beloved, 2004 comedy.
The Legend Continues catches up with San Diego’s #1 news team around the birth of the 24-hours news cycle, which means that Ron must again try (and fail) to accept that the times, they are (still) a changin’. Adam McKay is directing Ferrell for the fourth time since the first Anchorman movie – after Talladega Nights, Step Brothers and The Other Guys – and the pair co-wrote the Anchorman 2 script together.
These Anchorman 2 teasers are meant to jostle you memory about how endearing and funny the film’s main characters are (no more, no less), but it remains to be seen if the actual movie can even come close to matching – or exceeding – its predecessor, in terms of inspired one-liners, gut-busting jokes, clever lampooning of the 1970s news industry, and overall sense of comedic zaniness.
However, with the promise of funny celebrity cameos up the wazoo, multiple full-blown musical numbers, and people like Ferrell and Carell reprising their fan-favorite characters – plus Christina Applegate returning as no-nonsense Veronica Corningstone and Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids) joining the cast – Anchorman 2 is, at the least, aiming to hit a home run.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues opens in U.S. theaters on December 20th, 2013.
Source: Paramount Pictures