Adam McKay Knows What ‘Anchorman 3’ Will Be About, If He Ever Ends Up Making It

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12.01.15 7 Comments
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Adam McKay has a new film, The Big Short, coming out. Our own Mike Ryan called it a “smart, infuriating look at the financial collapse,” starring the smart, pleasant to look at, Ryan Gosling. Despite the dissimilar subject matters, The Big Short and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which was written by McKay and Will Ferrell, actually have something in common: They’re both satires, although I doubt the former has a scene where Tina Fey and Amy Poehler threaten to kick Kanye West’s butt. Unless it does?

Anyway, McKay told Yahoo Movies, “I was really surprised when [Anchorman 2] came out that not that many people talked about it, but that was literally the reason we made the movie: To talk about how [the emphasis on] ratings and for-profit [news] destroyed broadcast journalism as we know it.” The director and Funny or Die co-founder also discussed the possibility of Anchorman 3: The Legend Continues to Keep Continuing (it’s a working title).

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. (Via)

That sounds great, actually. Ron Burgundy inventing listicles — 5 Reasons Scotch Goes Down My Belly — makes almost too much sense.

(Via Yahoo Movies)

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