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Adam McKay says that Anchorman 3 would pit Ron Burgundy against the Internet

11.30.2015

At one point Adam McKay had ruled out any further sequels to ANCHORMAN, but in an interview with Time he said that although he had previously said that they'd never do a third film, he "realized that was a little too harsh because the truth is, I really don’t know. With these movies, you really don’t know how they’ve played until about two years after they come out, when people see them on repeat viewing. That tends to be how our movies work," and if "Anchorman 2 gets that sort of second life, if three, four years from now people start asking us that question a lot and there’s an idea, we would be open to that."

At the moment, the chronicles of Ron Burgundy ended with ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES, but when Adam McKay spoke with Yahoo Movies recently, he indicated that Will Ferrell and himself have been batting around a few ideas for a potential ANCHORMAN 3.

We talked about doing one that was about the rise of the new media. I also thought there was something to the idea — and who knows, maybe we will do one some day — I also thought it’d be cool to have Ron Burgundy get embedded in the Iraq War. We kicked around that idea. But we’ve never got that serious about it, but it would have to be the next stage of what the media has become. And I think you’re right, I think it’s the internet. The only thing is by then Burgundy would be getting pretty old. So maybe it’s a movie we make in 10 years, when Will’s aged up and it actually makes sense that you can set it in 1997 or 98.

Even though it took several viewings for ANCHORMAN to really grow on me, the thought of a Ron Burgundy approaching his senior years ranting nonsensically about the internet is enough to sell me on another trip to the world of the KVWN channel 4 news team. Adam McKay's latest film, THE BIG SHORT, opens in theaters on December 23, 2015.

Would you welcome another journey into the world of Ron Burgundy?

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6:14PM on 12/01/2015

Ooooh

Ron in Iraq... that could be hilarious.
Ron in Iraq... that could be hilarious.
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11:13AM on 12/01/2015
Anchorman 2 was the worst sequel, comedy-wise, that I have ever seen. There was so much talent for a comedy, but it was atrocious. I didn't laugh one time. The writers and actors apparently thought that people would laugh if they saw characters acting silly even if no jokes were told.
Anchorman 2 was the worst sequel, comedy-wise, that I have ever seen. There was so much talent for a comedy, but it was atrocious. I didn't laugh one time. The writers and actors apparently thought that people would laugh if they saw characters acting silly even if no jokes were told.
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1:04AM on 12/01/2015
I guess I'd welcome a sequel. I watched some of the second one, but never finished it (not because I hated it). If it's as good or better than the original then I'm in. I do think the next film does need to be about the internet, as that is the next step in the news.
I guess I'd welcome a sequel. I watched some of the second one, but never finished it (not because I hated it). If it's as good or better than the original then I'm in. I do think the next film does need to be about the internet, as that is the next step in the news.
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10:29PM on 11/30/2015
No. The second one was a disappointment. And if comedy sequels have taught us anything, it's that comedy threequels are even worse.
No. The second one was a disappointment. And if comedy sequels have taught us anything, it's that comedy threequels are even worse.
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8:03AM on 12/01/2015
I can literally only think of one that did it right. The Naked Gun series.
I can literally only think of one that did it right. The Naked Gun series.
9:41PM on 11/30/2015

Yes

I think this would be a good idea but, as The Soloist said, the script would have to be tighter
I think this would be a good idea but, as The Soloist said, the script would have to be tighter
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11:09PM on 11/30/2015
Hey, thanks.
Hey, thanks.
9:04PM on 11/30/2015
I haven't seen the second movie yet, but I do think there is some great unmined comedy to be had if we go back to the early days of Internet media. With dial-up connections and pop-up ads and horrible buffering. And treating that like the latest tech.
I haven't seen the second movie yet, but I do think there is some great unmined comedy to be had if we go back to the early days of Internet media. With dial-up connections and pop-up ads and horrible buffering. And treating that like the latest tech.
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9:01PM on 11/30/2015
I wouldn't mind seeing a third film, but only if the script this time is better than Anchorman 2; which had its moments, but never at all really lived up to the original classic.
I wouldn't mind seeing a third film, but only if the script this time is better than Anchorman 2; which had its moments, but never at all really lived up to the original classic.
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8:55PM on 11/30/2015

I'd Stay Classy!

More Ron Burgundy? Whammy! I'd drink frothy horse piss for this!
More Ron Burgundy? Whammy! I'd drink frothy horse piss for this!
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