UPDATE: This news was confirmed today with a press release:
Legendary newscaster Ron Burgundy announced today that a teaser trailer for “Anchorman 2″ will appear exclusively on “The Dictator,” beginning at midnight tomorrow.
Said Burgundy in a tweet, “I don’t know what a teaser trailer is either but they say you all will. When did the world get so crazy? I’m having a scotch.”
Oh my God Oh my God, remember that one movie we all saw??? Don’t you wish we could go back to there? I want to go back to there.
A teaser trailer for “Anchorman 2″ will appear in front of Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming comedy “The Dictator,” which opens next Wednesday, May 16th. Confirmed? Nope.
How’s that, you say? “Anchorman 2″ hasn’t even been written let alone shot or edited? Correct, all this is true, but the rumor for weeks now has been that “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” director and co-writer Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and his ‘Anchorman 2′ cohorts would be shooting some kind of brief teaser-trailer for the film to land in front of Cohen’s subversive political comedy [Editor’s note: The Dictator is not a subversive political comedy].
While Paramount won’t confirm it (or even reply to emails about the subject), it feels like several people have vocalized or shown medium-sized bits of evidence of what most of us already know. This is truly happening (getting Will in hair, make-up and costume isn’t difficult as evinced by the recent Conan O’Brien appearance). [ThePlaylist]
So in case you needed a reason to see The Dictator (and I’m guessing you did, because it looks wildly mediocre), now you have it, a teaser for Anchorman 2. Which won’t be actual footage from the movie, just some stuff they shot specifically as a teaser. So I guess it’ll be more like an Anchorman-themed Funny or Die video. And Will Ferrell owns Funny or Die, so you’ll probably be able to watch it there too. And I’ll probably embed it here. Okay, okay, you twisted my arm, you can probably just stay home from the movie altogether and keep reading this website. Does it make you feel better, knowing my secrets like that? You’re a real piece of work, you know that.