Well, those hopes have been ruined, according to Cinematical:
Only a couple days ago we were hearing some promising things about Anchorman 2, like how everyone involved was willing to take pay cuts in order to get it made, and that production could begin as early as February 2011. People were excited; I may have even high-fived someone. Not lookin' so good anymore, unfortunately. Adam Mckay just revealed on Twitter that Paramount "basically passed" on Anchorman 2, even after they brought the budget down. Obviously he's pissed off about the whole thing -- he's firing back through Twitter (and, subsequently, through blogs like ours), and maybe he feels a little publicity might get this thing turned around.
Is there really enough love out there for an Anchorman 2, though? The first film is great, and probably the best thing to come out of the Will Ferrell/Adam McKay partnership, but is there enough of a want from general moviegoers for these characters to return? Is Anchorman more of a cult comedy, or is it one that's beloved by all? I don't know the answer to that. I know I'd love to watch an Anchorman 2 because the first one cracked me up somethin' silly, but I can't say for sure that audiences will flock to theaters for it. Then again, how cheap can McKay go with it? The first one grossed in the neighborhood of $88 million at the box office; if the sequel came at a good price, I'd tackle it. What do you think? Would you see an Anchorman 2?
-I liked the first one more than I should have, and I'd have seen the sequel, but I'm not shedding any tears over this...thoughts?