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Anchorman 3 Has a Plot Set in Iraq Warzone, But Will It Happen?

Anchorman 3 Has a Plot Set in Iraq Warzone, But Will It Happen?
It looks like Adam McKay has an idea for Anchorman 3, but can it really happen? Adam McKay and Will Ferrell re-teamed for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues in 2013, but the movie didn't quite meet the expectations of many fans. Still, there's been little bits of talk here and there of another installment in the comedy franchise and now, McKay reveals that he actually has an idea for Anchorman 3 that's based on the Iraq wars.

During a recent interview, director Adam McKay, who has shifted his focus away from comedy a bit in recent years, working on movies like The Big Short and the upcoming Dick Cheney biopic, revealed that he actually has an idea for Anchorman 3. He wouldn't reveal too much about the idea, but gave "a little half sentence" in regards to what the movie would be. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I can give you like a little half sentence.
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Anchorman 3 Plot Idea Inspired By the Iraq Wars

Adam McKay reveals that his plot idea for a potential Anchorman 3 would take famed fictional journalist Ron Burgundy and embed him in a combat zone – as real life U.S. reporters did during the Iraq Wars.

Will Ferrell played the cocky newsreader in both 2004’s Anchorman and 2013’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Becoming known for its zany comedy, quick one-liners, and impressive supporting cast, the Anchorman movies have gathered quite a following over the year, so why wouldn’t we want another entry?
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Can we all just admit Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom looks awful?

Anghus Houvouras on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I watched the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer, laughing like a loon at how completely bereft of ideas this terrible looking sequel has. The terrible trailer was launched this past week and was the most troubling two minutes of 2017 that didn’t involve the words ‘Donald’, ‘Trump, and ‘thermonuclear annihilation’.

This trailer was bad. So bad. And you know you’re in trouble when you can’t find two good minutes to string together for marketing purposes. The most glaring flaw wasn’t the return of Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt’s chemistry-free characters, but a plot which feels so redundant that they might as well have called this movie Jurassic World: The Lost Park.

Sequels usually suck because studios are afraid to go somewhere new. Most follow ups are so obsessively devoted to the original blueprint that they never build anything new.
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Will Ferrell Reveals Plot Details of The Step Brothers 2 Movie We Almost Had

I have a very interesting history with Will Ferrell and John C Reilly's Step Brothers. It is one of the only movies that I've walked out on in a movie theater. I had taken a date to the film and she thought it was super dumb, and, because I was young and dumb, I agreed to leave. We left during the wedding scene of the film. Looking back, it was actually a funny movie, but it definitely touched the sensitive part of me that hates watching people that are semi-likeable make terrible mistakes that accidentally hurt other people. And that movie has a lot of that.

All things aside though, both Will Ferrell and John C Reilly are brilliant comedians and I believe they could have upped the ante for a sequel. Problem was, the studio wanted Anchorman 2 first. And well... while I got a kick out seeing both versions in the theater,
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Step Brothers 2: Will Ferrell on why the project’s dead

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The relative failure of Anchorman 2 seemed to end any hopes of Step Brothers 2...

For many, the finest collaboration of director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell wasn’t Anchorman or Talladega Nights. It was Step Brothers. Released to good business and middling reviews, sequel talk surfaced soon after its release. But said sequel talk now seems to have been finally shut down by Ferrell, in a new interview with the New York Daily News.

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“We talked about Step Brothers”, he said, referring to himself and McKay, “and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things. We had a whole story where John and I follow our parents to live in a retirement
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Abandoned Step Brothers 2 Plot Revealed by Will Ferrell

Abandoned Step Brothers 2 Plot Revealed by Will Ferrell
Step Brothers has easily gone on to become one of Will Ferrell's most beloved comedies. As such, there has been a lot of talk, or at least talk from others about a sequel over the years. Since the movie was financially successful, Ferrell, co-star John C. Reilly and director Adam McKay have at least kicked around some ideas. Now, the basic plot for Step Brothers 2 has been revealed and it sounds pretty fantastic.

Will Ferrell was recently speaking in defense of Anchorman 2, a comedy sequel that everyone seemed to want but few people ultimately liked. During the course of the conversation, he was asked about Step Brothers 2 and, for the first time, he dished on some actual plot details that had been kicked around. Here's what he had to say about it.

"We talked about 'Step Brothers,' and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things.
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Will Ferrell discusses the plot for the Step Brothers sequel

While on the promotional trail for the sequel to one of his biggest comedy hits, Daddy’s Home, Will Ferrell spoke to the New York Daily News about other follow-ups from his comedy back-catalogue, and in particular why we’ve never had a Worldwide Prestige reunion in Step Brothers 2.

It turns out that Ferrell and his long-time collaborator, Adam McKay, had an idea, but their experience with the reception of Anchorman 2 has put them off the idea of sequels. Ferrell said:-

“We talked about Step Brothers, and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things.We had a whole story where John and I follow our parents to live in a retirement community and try to convince them that we earned the right to retire as well… The sequel thing is so funny because, we decided obviously to go down the road with Anchorman, and we made what
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Will Blade Runner 2049 Be a Bigger Bomb Than Alien: Covenant?

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Will Blade Runner 2049 Be a Bigger Bomb Than Alien: Covenant?
Do modern audiences care about Blade Runner 2049? Or do millennials, who make up a majority of the box office, consider it a boring relic from a bygone era? That's tough to discern in today's constantly changing market place. With pop culture shifting faster than it ever has before, it's hard to discern where the movie will eventually land with audiences. Right now, it's targeting a $40 million opening weekend. Some are calling that strong, but it's not much more than Alien: Covenant made on its dismal opening weekend, pulling in $36 million.

It may be hard to remember now, but before Alien: Covenant opened, there was a real excitement for the movie. Fans and critics alike wanted to see what Ridley Scott would do when he Really returned to the world of Alien after the somewhat disappointing Prometheus. It was supposed to be the true Alien prequel. Then the first critics saw it,
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New Daddy's Home 2 Trailer Turns Christmas Upside Down

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New Daddy's Home 2 Trailer Turns Christmas Upside Down
Good comedy sequels are a very rare thing. But every once in awhile one comes along that can defy the odds and actually provide a funny, quality follow-up. That is what Paramount is hoping they can accomplish with Daddy's Home 2, which is set to arrive in theaters on November 10, 2017. Now, the studio has released a brand new trailer for the comedy sequel, which throws even more dads into the mix, as well as a few more laughs.

The new Daddy's Home 2 trailer debuted on The Ellen Show and was posted to YouTube for us all to enjoy. The trailer begins very similarly to the first trailer, which sees Mark Wahlberg's Dusty and Will Ferrell's Brad working together. That is, until things get complicated when their dad's, played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow respectively, arrive to shake things up. This trailer definitely focuses a bit more on Gibson's character,
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Will Ferrell Takes the Lead in The 100 Year-Old Man

Will Ferrell Takes the Lead in The 100 Year-Old Man
It's official. Will Ferrell is The 100 Year-Old Man. The improv icon will be starring in the comedy for CBS Films. The script for this hilarious caper will be based on author Jonas Jonasson's bestselling novel The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Not only is Ferrell set to play the lead, he'll also be producing the movie.

Will Ferrell is playing senior citizen Allan. The elderly man manages to escapes from his nursing home on his 100th birthday. While he goes on the run, it is revealed that Allan took part in several different defining events from the 20th Century. It's a lot like that little seen movie from 1994 called Forrest Gump. The movie was already made in Sweden. In that version, Allan had a fateful meeting with President Harry S. Truman. And he also had a memorable run-in with Robert Oppenheimer, the guy who created the atomic bomb.
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Will Ferrell to Star in ‘The 100 Year-Old Man’

Will Ferrell to Star in ‘The 100 Year-Old Man’
Will Ferrell is producing and starring in the CBS Films comedy “The 100 Year-Old Man.”

The project is based on bestselling author Jonas Jonasson’s “The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.”

Ferrell is producing the film with partners Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum via their Gary Sanchez shingle alongside Andy Licht and NiceFLX Pictures’ Pontus Edgren and Mikael Wallen. Felix Herngren and Henrik Jansson-Schweizer will serve as executive producers, and Joshua Mehr will co-produce.

Jason George (“Narcos”) is set to write the screenplay. No director is yet attached.
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Will Ferrell still keen on Step Brothers sequel, but not Elf, Old School or Night at the Roxbury

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
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Step Brothers 2 May Happen, But Will Ferrell Says No to Elf 2

Step Brothers 2 May Happen, But Will Ferrell Says No to Elf 2
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.
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Anchorman 3 Won't Happen Until Everyone Is Old and Dumb

Anchorman 3 Won't Happen Until Everyone Is Old and Dumb
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.
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Will Ferrell on the possibility of Anchorman 3: “Never say never”

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.”

See Also: Will Ferrell reveals that Anchorman was original a wilderness survival tale, with killer orangutans

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.
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Will Ferrell Reveals The Original Plot To Anchorman, A Survival Epic With Murderous Orangutans

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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Edgar Wright Talks ‘Hot Fuzz’ Sequel

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.

Continue reading Edgar Wright Talks ‘Hot Fuzz’ Sequel at The Playlist.
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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler take The House in new Nsfw red-band trailer

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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 SimpkinsRevolutionary 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 MantzoukasThe 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
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Ferrell and Poehler Go Full Scarface in The House Red Band Trailer

Ferrell and Poehler Go Full Scarface in The House Red Band Trailer
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,
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