Last December’s long-awaited Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues didn’t exactly set the world afire with its arrival, but it proved that it was possible for a comedy sequel to (mostly) succeed provided its heart was in the right place. The bloated, insane follow-up to the 2004 classic Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was released on Blu-ray in time for April Fools’ Day in a stuffed set that includes the PG-13 theatrical cut, an unrated version, and a longer R-rated cut containing 763 new jokes.
But apparently there exists a completely different edit of the film with every trace of funny business stripped away. You can check out a clip from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – The No Joke Cut here below.
To give fans something a little more solid to schedule their year around, Paramount Pictures has announced a release date for Anchorman: The Legend Continues, sharing that they’ve reserved the December 20, 2013 spot.
Although the teaser trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues was leaked early last week, I didn’t feel it was proper to bring you a trailer that was in poor quality… and leaked. Luckily the teaser trailers for the upcoming sequel has popped online today and you can take a look it here below. The Funny or Die teaser is a bit different from the one that was attached to The Dictator, but I think we could care less how different the two teasers are.
Like the teaser trailer for Skyfall, these teasers for the Anchorman sequel is effective and doesn’t need to go into detail about the plot – maybe that’s because news of a sequel broke in March. It also sets the tone by reminding us what makes this news team (Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner) so hilarious. Everyone has their own hilarious phrase, except Brick of course, who seems to have trouble finding the words.
The gang from Adam McKay‘s Anchorman is coming back for a sequel and if Will Ferrell‘s announcement on Conan a few months back wasn’t enough, and they have shot a teaser trailer that will be attached to showings of The Dictator, it doesn’t get any more official than a teaser trailer. But the cherry on top with all this pre-production excitement is the brand new poster that has just appeared online. And if you have a news anchorman foot fetish, it’s just everything you want and more.
The new poster for the forthcoming Anchorman sequel confirms that the film will forgo the number in the title and have The Legend Continues in the subtitle. Other than that, the new poster looks like a cool way to sell some shoes. Check it out here below.