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During an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live to promote his new film The House [read our reviews here and here], Will Ferrell has revealed that he’s still keen on a sequel to 2008’s Step Brothers.
After shooting down the possibility of sequels to Elf, Night at the Roxbury and Old School, Ferrell was asked whether he is keen on revisiting any of his past films, responding that: “We talked a little bit about Step Brothers and… so who knows. At the same time, you like to create new things.”
A sequel to Step Brothers has been rumoured for many years now, although back in February Ferrell seemed to rule out the possibility, stating that: “You have to resist the temptation. It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there’s not a sequel of it. I guess we’ll see, but as »
- Gary Collinson
Will Ferrell reveals that the only original movie that he and Adam McKay created together, that he would think about doing a sequel for, is Step Brothers. Ferrell is out promoting his new comedy The House, which unfortunately took a pretty big hit during its debut weekend. Critics were pretty brutal on the movie, some claiming that, while the movie has two great comedic stars, it has zero laughs. It may very well go down as Will Ferrell's weakest at the box office since 1999's Superstar. A lot of Ferrell's movies are torn up by critics, but later go on to cult status, which could very well be the case with The House.
Will Ferrell was recently on Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen to promote The House. During the after show, Ferrell was asked by a fan about the possibility of a sequel for Elf and A Night at the Roxbury. »
Would you like another Anchorman movie in 2027? Probably not, but we can't totally rule out the possibility. Will Ferrell, somewhat surprisingly, has said that he would possibly reunite with Adam McKay and the news team for Anchorman 3. It just wouldn't happen anytime soon.
Will Ferrell was recently speaking with Entertainment Weekly via Facebook Live about his upcoming movie, The House. During the course of the conversation, the actor was asked about the possibility of returning to the role of Ron Burgundy for Anchorman 3. His answer didn't give us any real reason to think that the movie is going to happen, but he won't rule it out entirely. Here's what he had to say about it.
"Never say never. 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 Adam [McKay], but for myself, we still have a lot of other original ideas that we'd like to do."
Great Odin's Raven, wouldn't that be interesting? Having Ron Burgundy, Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana and Champ Kind back when they're all possibly pushing 60 for Anchorman 3? Will Ferrell would probably never do the movie without director Adam McKay, though, and that may be the problem. In 2014, just after they finished the alternate version of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Adam McKay completely ruled out the idea of ever doing Anchorman 3, and he seemed very certain about it. Here's what he had to say at the time in an interview with Empire.
"It's done. I think that's it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that's it for Ron Burgundy. No, that's the last sequel we're gonna do. There's nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we're releasing this alt version, we're totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3...I'm going to say definitely no. I'll actually say it in this case!"
So it sounds like if Anchorman 3 were to happen, it would be without Adam McKay. Granted, people change their minds over time, but he has moved on to movies like The Big Short, which garnered a lot of Oscar attention, and that has put him into another phase of his career. So why risk doing Anchorman 3? They seemed happy with Anchorman 2: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, but fans, on the whole, didn't seem to enjoy it nearly as much as the original. Though, the movie made a pretty solid $173.6 million at the box office, so you never know. You can watch the full interview with Will Ferrell for yourself below. »
Anchorman was quite possibly the most quoted movie across college campuses around the globe when it released way back in 2004. The movie was an absolute hit and, along with Old School, propelled Will Ferrell to mega-stardom among younger moviegoers.
The adventures of Ron Burgundy continued in 2013 with the release of Anchorman 2, and while not quite capturing the magic of the original, the movie was still hilarious in its own right. However, will we ever see an Anchorman 3? According to Will Ferrell, we shouldn’t rule it out.
Speaking to CinemaBlend, and definitely not reading from a teleprompter, Mr. Burgundy himself had this to say:
“Never say never. 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.”
Is there a place for Ron Burgundy in 2027? Given the fact that the narrative has always been bonkers, it’s safe to say that, yes, our future society will likely accept Ron Burgundy (and Baxter of course) with open arms. Until then.
… You can find Jordan on Twitter (@JordJJones), and Facebook. »
- Jordan Jones
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy may be stupid, but it's about as hilarious as hilarious can be, which makes it brilliant, I guess? Quite possibly the most quotable film from my high school years, 2004's Anchorman cemented Will Ferrell as a comedy god, but created a movie he could never again fully live up to -- just take a look at Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The film also catapulted Paul Rudd and Steve Carell to new heights, though it wasn't as generous to their fourth partner in news, David Koechner, who gets plenty of work, but not the same name recognition as the film's other stars.
If you thought Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was wacky and irreverent, just read what Ferrell had to say about the original version of the script to The Ringer:
“The first version of Anchorman is basically the movie Alive, where the year is 1976, and we are flying to Philadelphia, and all the newsmen from around the country are flying in to have some big convention. Ron convinces the pilot that he knows how to fly the charter jet, and he immediately crash-lands it in the mountains. And it’s just the story of them surviving and trying to get off the mountainside. They clipped a cargo plane, and the cargo plane crashed as well, close to them, and it was carrying only boxes of orangutans and Chinese throwing stars. So throughout the movie we’re being stalked by orangutans who are killing, one by one, the team off with throwing stars. And Veronica Corningstone keeps saying things like, ‘Guys, I know if we just head down we’ll hit civilization.’ And we keep telling her, ‘Wrong.’ She doesn’t know what we’re talking about. So that was the first version of the movie.”
Though I love the original Anchorman, this version also sounds fantastic! The plot itself was toned down to be a little less...out there...the characters don't seem to have changed much from the original version, as the decision to ignore Veronica is just what these idiotic, sexist men would do. They should have made this script into Anchorman 2!
What do you think of the original version of Anchorman? Do you think it would have been too much, or does it sound like a good time? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
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Source: The Ringer
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- Nick Doll
While the idea of seeing your favorite characters from beloved comedies return is great on paper, as we learned from “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and “Zoolander 2,” the results don’t always pan out. That should be kept in mind as discussion once again swirls around a possible reteam of director Edgar Wright, and his pals Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, for a sequel to 2007’s “Hot Fuzz.” But don’t get too excited as Wright expresses some very keen reservations about going down that road.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Author: Scott Davis
A new red-band trailer has arrived for the upcoming summer comedy The House, and you can view it in all its rambunctious Nsfw glory!
The film stars comedy titans Will Ferrell (Step Brothers, Anchorman 2) and Amy Poehler (Sisters, Parks and Recreation) as a married couple who are hopeful that their daughter (Ryan Simpkins – Revolutionary Road) will get into the university she desperately wants to attend. However, once she is accepted the reality hits that they cannot afford to send her to such a prestigious (and expensive) school and don’t have the courage to tell her the truth.
So, with the help of their friend and neighbour (Jason Mantzoukas – The Night Before), they start their own underground casino to raise the money needed – with a little help from under-age DJs, Mma fighting, strip clubs, flamethrowers and exacting revenge of card cheaters. Everything you could want from »
- Scott Davis
With just a month and a half left until the R-rated summer comedy The House hits theaters, New Line Cinema has debuted an outrageous new red band trailer. This age-restricted video contains much more footage that the first trailer, showing what really happens when these loving parents, played by Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, catch someone cheating. The result is much more bloody and hilarious than the version shown in the all-ages trailer, but if you're averse to a lot of blood being shown, you may want to look away towards the end of this footage, because it gets rather gruesome.
Warner Bros. debuted this red band trailer on YouTube today, which opens with a scene where Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) are celebrating their daughter Alex's (Ryan Simpkins) graduation, by describing the "f--- fest" their house will become, once their daughter leaves for college. There's one big problem though, »
The studio acquired an untitled pitch from the team of Andy Mogel and Jarrad Paul, who will write the script. Ferrell will play a washed-up TV star who reunites with the actor (Momoa) who played his son on a TV show, and has since become a huge star.
Ferrell will next be seen opposite Amy Poehler in the New Line comedy “The House,” which opens June 30 and which Gary Sanchez produced. Momoa will star in the Warner Bros. tentpole “Justice League” as Aquaman in November then topline a standalone movie, which James Wan began shooting this week. The latter film debuts on Dec. 21, 2018.
- Dave McNary
Author: Scott Davis
After the success of his previous venture into more dramatic territory with 2015’s The Big Short, for which he won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, writer/director Adam McKay is in full pre-production on his next project, a biopic of former Vice President Dick Cheney and has begun adding some impressive talent to his ranks.
Variety is reporting that McKay has lined up three Oscar nominees to take on three of the lead roles – The Big Short co-stars Christian Bale and Steve Carell and Arrival star Amy Adams. The site says that Bale will be taking on the lead role of Cheney while Adams playing his wife Lynne Cheney and Carell playing for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Certainly strange casting where Bale is concerned but if anyone can throw themselves into something, it’s the former Batman star.
- Scott Davis
“You have to resist the temptation,” Ferrell tells Rolling Stone. “It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there’s not a sequel of it. I guess we’ll see, but as of now there are no plans. We just don’t want to be doing sequels of everything. I think we personally feel great about what we did with Anchorman 2, and I think there are actually some people who like it more than the original. But then you always get that little bit of people saying, ‘Awww, why’d they have to do that?'”
- Gary Collinson
Almost nine years ago, Step Brothers, one of Will Ferrell's most beloved movies, made its debut in theaters. In the years since, especially after Anchorman 2 finally got made (even though it didn't live up to the legacy of the original), there has been demand and some possible talk of Step Brothers 2 happening. But that has mostly been put to bed. Both Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay have both weighed in on the potential sequel, saying that there are no plans to make a follow-up right now and that they doubt it will ever happen.
The pair recently spoke with Rolling Stone about Step Brothers 2, which Ferrell and McKay have kicked around ideas for in the past. However, while speaking to Rolling Stone, Will Ferrell made it clear that as of right now, they have no plans to do a sequel to Step Brothers. But they are having to resist some temptation. »
Simon Brew Feb 22, 2017
Step Brothers 2 is the latest sequel to cross off the wishlist, it seems...
Whilst Anchorman is generally championed as the finest union of director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell, there’s a growing army of people who’d fight for Step Brothers. The movie, that co-starred John C Reilly, was a success on its original release, and richly rewards re-watches. Lots of the letter r in that sentence, there. But whilst there were murmurings about Step Brothers 2 around the time of its release, nothing was ever realised.
“You have to resist the temptation”, he told Rolling Stone. “It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there »
Back in 2013, Adam McKay told The A.V. Club that he and Will Ferrell were going to make a sequel to Step Brothers when they were having trouble getting the Anchorman 2 off the ground. But Ron Burgundy ended up returning to the big screen, and, alas, now it seems that Dale Doback and Brennan Huff may never do the same. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, McKay and Ferrell explain why you won’t see a Step Brothers 2 in the immediate future. “You have to resist the temptation,” Ferrell said. “It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there’s not a sequel of [them]. I guess we’ll see, but as of now there are no plans. We just don’t want to be doing sequels of everything.”
McKay was a little more optimistic, saying, “Maybe ...
- Esther Zuckerman
In the nine years since the Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly comedy masterpiece Step Brothers hit theaters, fans have been clamoring for a sequel. But as Ferrell tells Rolling Stone, the odds of that happening are getting increasingly slim. "You have to resist the temptation," Ferrell says. "It's just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there's not a sequel of it. I guess we'll see, but as of now there are no plans. We just don't want to be doing sequels of everything. »
Judd Apatow’s problems began with the words: “Go talk to Kanye. There’s an issue with his outfit.” Kanye West — genius rapper, militant fashion designer, mad-hatter creative and pop culture lightning rod — wanted to talk with Apatow on the set of 2013’s “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” the Will Ferrell franchise that Apatow produced. Apatow reflected on his experience with West on Saturday during a charity stand-up performance that also promoted his new Pete Holmes HBO series “Crashing.” Also Read: Judd Apatow on Getting Political: 'The Idea of Not Speaking Up Feels Really Wrong' (Video) “We love Kanye, but we’re worried about him, »
- Matt Donnelly
The House is set for release June 30, 2017.
After Scott and Kate Johansen (Ferrell and Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.
The comedy The House also stars Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Transparent”), Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Arrival”).
- Michelle McCue
We love Will Ferrell, but it’s been a while since he’s starred in a truly great comedy. Let’s face it, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and “Zoolander 2” were disappointments, “Get Hard” wasn’t what it could be, and while I think that “Casa De Mi Padre” is pretty underrated, it never found an audience. But this summer he’s swinging for the fences with “The House.”
- Kevin Jagernauth
Two loving parents decide to turn their house into an illegal casino to fund their daughter's college education in the first trailer for The House, with arrives along with the first photo and poster. This new comedy brings former SNL stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler back together in their first movie where they share the top billing. Although, Amy Poehler did have a few smaller roles in Will Ferrell movies such as Anchorman, Blades of Glory and Anchorman 2. With these two comedy superstars joining forces, this could be one of this summer's biggest sleeper hits
After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex's college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house. »
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