Will Ferrell On Whether Anchorman 3 Will Happen
Posted 2017/06/21 0 0
What are the chances that a third movie might be made? Here’s what Will Ferrell has to say.
Four years have passed since that sequel came out, and occasionally the question of whether or not there will be an Anchorman 3 still comes up. While Will Ferrell admits there aren’t currently plans to bring Ron Burgundy and the Channel News 4 Team back to the big screen, he isn’t dismissing the possibility.
“Never say never,” he told EW during a Facebook Live interview on Wednesday to promote his upcoming comedy The House. “At the same time, that’s what’s really fun about those characters — it could be 10 years from now and we can still play those guys and just be older… and even dumber. So that’s the beauty of that. There are no imminent plans to return to that as of yet, because, I can’t speak for [director] Adam [McKay], but for myself, we still have a lot of other original ideas that we’d like to do.”
Nine years passed between the first and second Anchorman movies being released, so as Will Ferrell pointed out in his interview with EW, he, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, David Koechner and Steve Carell could return after yet another decade to reprise their roles in Anchorman 3. They can stay in the news business for many more years, and looking specifically at Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Champ Kind and Brick Tamland, there's no age limit on stupidity. That being said, Will Ferrell would also like to work on other original ideas first, be it with director Adam McKay or another partner.
On April 2, 2014, Adam McKay stated that Anchorman 3 could still be a possibility, which went against his previous statement. In an interview with Time, he stated "I said about a month ago that we'd never do a third one, and I realized that was a little too harsh because the truth is, I really don’t know. With these movies, you really don't know how they've played until about two years after they come out, when people see them on repeat viewing." He then also went on to state that "If Anchorman 2 gets that sort of second life, if three, four years from now people start asking us that question a lot and there's an idea, we would be open to that."
Don’t discount Anchorman 3 ever being made, but also don't expect it to be officially ready to go in the near future.