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Harrison Ford to play a legendary reporter opposite Will Ferrell in Anchorman 2

Mar. 4, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Who knew that Harrison Ford had it in him? The legendary man known as Indiana Jones and Han Solo has only appeared in a handful of movies over the last decade, not many of which were very good. But, with the rumors that he would be returning for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, his bankability shot right back to the top. So, what better way to ease into a sequel with high expectations than to appear in another sequel with high expectations?

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ford will play a "legendary anchor" similar to Tom Brokaw in ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES. While Ford is not exactly known for his comedies, his timing has always been perfect. He previously played an anchorman in the dreadful romantic comedy MORNING GLORY opposite Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams.

Not much is known about Adam McKay's ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES, but adding Harrison Ford alongside Kristin Wiig to returning castmembers Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and David Koechner, there does not seem to be much missing from the movie. It remains to be seen exactly how significant a role Ford will play, but seeing him in this movie has doubled my interest in it. There was never a doubt I would be seeing ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES when it hits theaters later this year, but now I am buying advance tickets.

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7:07PM on 03/05/2013
This is seriously some of the most exciting movie news I've heard in awhile. For me personally anyways... I was kind of lukewarm to Anchorman 2, just because the first one is SO classic... But it just sounds like it's getting better and better.
This is seriously some of the most exciting movie news I've heard in awhile. For me personally anyways... I was kind of lukewarm to Anchorman 2, just because the first one is SO classic... But it just sounds like it's getting better and better.
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9:20AM on 03/05/2013

Interesting development..

..really interesting.
..really interesting.
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11:20PM on 03/04/2013
this is awesome news!!
this is awesome news!!
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9:53PM on 03/04/2013
I love the idea. He's probably my favourite actor of all time, and I doubt I'm alone in thinking that. He was brilliant, just absolutely hilarious, in Morning Glory, I think it's one of my favourite romantic comedies almost entirely because of Harrison Ford's performance. It sounds like he might be playing a very similar character.
I love the idea. He's probably my favourite actor of all time, and I doubt I'm alone in thinking that. He was brilliant, just absolutely hilarious, in Morning Glory, I think it's one of my favourite romantic comedies almost entirely because of Harrison Ford's performance. It sounds like he might be playing a very similar character.
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8:37PM on 03/04/2013
He's an actor I would like to see do more comedies. Him and Tommy Lee Jones since there real life personas are both rugged and very serious. For instance, Tommy Lee Jones never looks like he is having a good time in anything.
He's an actor I would like to see do more comedies. Him and Tommy Lee Jones since there real life personas are both rugged and very serious. For instance, Tommy Lee Jones never looks like he is having a good time in anything.
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10:18AM on 03/05/2013
He looked pissed off just being at the Oscars
He looked pissed off just being at the Oscars
8:36PM on 03/04/2013

Sweet!

But what about... Ben Stiller?
But what about... Ben Stiller?
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8:38PM on 03/04/2013
I would hope if Ben Stiller is back then Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, and Tim Robbins would all be back as well for another anchor news team rumble.
I would hope if Ben Stiller is back then Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, and Tim Robbins would all be back as well for another anchor news team rumble.
7:52PM on 03/04/2013
If Ford can be as good and hilarious as he was in Morning Glory, I'm game. And Morning Glory is a good movie too!
If Ford can be as good and hilarious as he was in Morning Glory, I'm game. And Morning Glory is a good movie too!
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7:31PM on 03/04/2013

Morning glory

Was a good movie as far as rom coms go.
Was a good movie as far as rom coms go.
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6:50PM on 03/04/2013

Fantastic News

I for one really enjoyed "Morning Glory". Thought it was a lovely warm and fuzzy little rom-com.
I can't wait to see Han Solo square up to Ron Burgundy.
I for one really enjoyed "Morning Glory". Thought it was a lovely warm and fuzzy little rom-com.
I can't wait to see Han Solo square up to Ron Burgundy.
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6:39PM on 03/04/2013
This movie keeps getting better!
This movie keeps getting better!
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6:33PM on 03/04/2013

OMG!

This news just shot my expectations for this movie into stratosphere. I may have to wear a pair of Depends when I see this for pissing and shitting myself for laughing so hard...
This news just shot my expectations for this movie into stratosphere. I may have to wear a pair of Depends when I see this for pissing and shitting myself for laughing so hard...
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4:52PM on 03/04/2013

Here is Your Example

This + Channel 4 News Team
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This + Channel 4 News Team
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4:50PM on 03/04/2013

Only good can come from this.

Harrison Ford was the only thing in Morning Glory that prevented me from hanging myself when my wife dragged me to that S%*T fest. This movie is looking sweet.
Harrison Ford was the only thing in Morning Glory that prevented me from hanging myself when my wife dragged me to that S%*T fest. This movie is looking sweet.
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4:40PM on 03/04/2013
Wow, never saw this coming. I'm actually very interested in this sequel.
Wow, never saw this coming. I'm actually very interested in this sequel.
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4:15PM on 03/04/2013
There is so much potential win in this news.
There is so much potential win in this news.
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4:08PM on 03/04/2013
Yeah, count me in w the Morning Glory wasn't that bad crowd.
Yeah, count me in w the Morning Glory wasn't that bad crowd.
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4:03PM on 03/04/2013

Awesome!

Although I have to say, Morning Glory was not dreadful (not in the least bit); it was quite enjoyable!
Although I have to say, Morning Glory was not dreadful (not in the least bit); it was quite enjoyable!
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3:57PM on 03/04/2013

Harrison could be back!

playing Branch Rickey in 42 (with a good shot at an Academy Award nomination), followed by Anchorman and Star Wars Ep VII, could be a bright future once again.
playing Branch Rickey in 42 (with a good shot at an Academy Award nomination), followed by Anchorman and Star Wars Ep VII, could be a bright future once again.
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3:41PM on 03/04/2013

Wow

He was HILARIOUS as the grumpy reporter in "Morning Glory." If you take that, combine it with the Ferrell/McKay sprinkle, we could be looking at gold, Jerry. Gold!
He was HILARIOUS as the grumpy reporter in "Morning Glory." If you take that, combine it with the Ferrell/McKay sprinkle, we could be looking at gold, Jerry. Gold!
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