Back in March, Will Ferrell hijacked talk show host Conan O’Brien’s broadcast to make an announcement: there would be an “Anchorman” sequel. Since then, we haven’t so much as gotten an official synopsis or any stills from the project (probably cos they haven’t even started filming). Yet all of a sudden, we have not one, but two teaser trailers. They don’t show very much, and these were clearly shot just for promotional purposes. But they’re in the spirit of the first film’s zany, slightly nonsensical humour. Steve Carrell is arguably a bigger star than Ferrell now, so these teasers make good use of his character, the lovable but dim-witted Brick Tamland. Amusing.
“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” also stars Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Luke Wilson. It has no confirmed release date yet.