I didn’t like Anchorman the first time I saw it. It didn’t click. I think you have to be in a particular mood (or drinking a particular beverage) to really get the absurd, non-sequitur humor in the movie. Thankfully, Anchorman gets considerably better with repeat viewings, and it’s actually a better movie on DVD than it is in theaters. It’s also a reminder of a time when Will Ferrell was still was still funny, before he started making one-trick sports movies (Semi-Pro) or stringing together a series of random profanities and showing his testicles (Step Brothers).
Anyway, word out today is that Ferrell is discussing a sequel to Anchorman. He’d previously suggested that it was a possibility, and last week, he mentioned on a radio show that he was getting together with the powers that be to discuss putting together the project, suggesting that the biggest wrinkle to work out was whether Steve Carell and Paul Rudd were willing to take a pay cut, because he sure as hell wasn’t.
Ferrell’s comments basically confirm what he said in April about the project:
“I would definitely be willing to go back to it. Whether or not it happens it still remains to be seen. I think myself and Steve [Carell], we are all in different places when we filmed it, so we’ve have to figure that out. We’ve never been huge on the sequel thing in a way and yet, I was always kind of prodding him that if we were to do a sequel on anything, ‘Anchorman’ would be the one to do it on. So, yeah, hopefully, we can actually get this going.”
So, basically, it might happen. It might not. And I’ve just wasted three minutes of your morning telling you that. You’re welcome.