Collider was recently speaking with Adam McKay and asked what response, if any, his tweet (or mores specifically, the fan outcry that resulted) on the subject of Anchorman 2 had on the studio.
for those who are excited by the prospect of more Ron Burgandy, the
twitter response was just enough of a defibrillation to get the sequel’s
pulse pumping again.
did, it made a difference. Paramount heard it. Adam Goodman, the
President of Paramount, was on the first one so he loves it and when
that outcry came, he was kind of excited because he knew it could maybe
push it towards happening. That having been said, I’m clearly
going into it like another movie so if it does happen it’s
still two years away or a ways away. And I haven’t talked to
anyone. There’s nothing happening right now but it helped, it
So the rumor mill and red-carpet questioning about Anchorman 2 can continue!
The possibility of a sequel to The Other Guys was also brought up, but naturally McKay’s attitude was more of the same “wait and see” optimistic hesitance.
“With comedies, you never know how they’ve done until about a year after they come out. Like Step Brothers came out and did really good at the box office but then it was in DVD and cable viewings that it kind of got a following and Anchorman
was the same way. So I’m a big fan of
‘Let’s wait and see how it sits there and what
people think of it in the long term. Do they go back and watch it over
again? Are they quoting scenes?’ So we’ll see how it
takes some real digging to come up with an example of an inspired,
well-judged sequel to a classic comedy (frankly, I”m at a loss right now
for even one), but if these guys are truly passionate about it and feel
they have a great idea, I’ll watch it. I’m never going to cry too many
tears for the death of one of these follow-ups though. My twitter will
stay silent on the subject, but yours doesn’t have to– if you care to
see more Anchorman, let Paramount know about it.