Thirty new images from writer-director Adam McKay’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues are now online for you to enjoy. The bulk of them feature the reunited news team of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell, but there are plenty of other returning cast members and cameos to be found as well. There are even a few behind-the-scenes shots of McKay and two special friends, one of whom is rather furry and cute.
Also starring Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, Meagan Good, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 18th. Hit the jump to view the images.
Paramount Pictures has released a new clip from director Adam McKay’s comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The film finds the news team of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), and Champion Kind (David Koechner) struggling to cope with the multitude of changes that come with the dawn of the 24-hour news era, particularly the evolving social norms. This new clip highlights Ron’s first encounter with the idea of a 24-hour news network, and his reaction is in no way disappointing.
Hit the jump to watch the clip, and if you missed Steve’s recap of visiting McKay in the editing room, click here. The film also stars Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 18th.
Will Ferrell is always game to appear as Ron Burgundy beyond the Anchorman universe. So when The Big Lead reports that Ferrell will guest host a December 5 episode of SportsCenter, I first assumed he would do so in character as everyone’s favorite movie anchorman. However, the source is only able to reveal “there will be some sort of Ron Burgundy element to telecast.” I do expect David Koechner‘s sportscaster character Champ to be involved, and at that point, you ought to bring in Steve Carell and Paul Rudd if they are available.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. An ESPN spokesman declined to comment on the story, so we will have to wait for an official announcement for more details. Either way, Will Ferrell and/or Ron Burgundy guest hosting SportsCenter is a cool prospect. Anchorman: The Legend Continues opens December 20.
A few weeks ago, I got to visit the editing room of director Adam McKay’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues with a few other reporters. While we only got to see a few selected scenes from the beginning of the film, I’m happy to report they looked fantastic and everyone was laughing non-stop. Shortly after watching the footage, McKay and his editor, Brent White, answered questions for about thirty minutes and revealed a lot of cool information. Here are a few highlights:
- The first assembly cut was over four hours. The first test screening was two and a half hours and, according to McKay, it played extremely well. However, the final release will be around two hours.
- McKay and White are developing an alternate version of Anchorman 2 that has a completely different set of jokes (around 240). They’re going to test screen the alternate cut and hope to release it on either movie screens (after the original’s release) or VOD/DVD/Blu-ray.
- The film has a couple of musical numbers and one big love song at the end of the movie.
- Will Ferrell and McKay originally intended the ending to the sequel to be a ridiculous bit about an underwater glass hotel that failed, with water coming through the windows and sharks coming at people. They changed their minds.
Hit the jump for more highlights from the interview followed by the full transcript. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th and stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford.
The first two clips from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues have been released along with a couple spots of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) shilling for Canada’s The Sports Network (TSN) and having a “Who’s on First” conversation about Doctor Who. The clips are about as silly as you’d expect. One clip has Ron being unable to understand an Australian accent and the other has him commenting on the scent of a rival anchor’s poop.
Hit the jump to check out the clips and TV spots. The film also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Meagan Good, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.
You may recall that in March 2012, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) appeared on Conan to announce Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Now, twenty months later, he has returned to promote his new book, Let Me off at the Top! During the interview, he talked about his popular Dodge Durango commercials, ugly babies, and the importance of bags of poop when it comes to surviving a prison riot. He also treated the audience to some jazz flute to support classy Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Paramount continues to be bullish in promoting the comedy sequel (just yesterday we posted an exclusive TV spot), but when the promotion is this amusing, I’ll happily watch it.
Hit the jump to check out the videos. The film also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.
We here at Collider are pleased to keep things classy by debuting an exclusive new TV spot for director Adam McKay’s highly anticipated comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The long-awaited follow-up finds the news team of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), and Champion Kind (David Koechner) struggling to cope with the multitude of changes that come with the dawn of the 24-hour news era, particularly the evolving social norms. This new TV spot shows off some great new footage that highlights said challenges, and it’s unsurprisingly hilarious.
Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot, and if you’d like to sign the petition to spread Anchorman classiness all the way to Mount Rushmore, click here. The film also stars Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.
I finally got the chance to check out Thor: The Dark World earlier this week and while I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did its 2011 predecessor, I had a good time with the movie and want to take a few lines here to share my impressions. First and foremost, it’s funny. As you might expect, Kat Dennings is great as Darcy. That said, it’s odd to label her as the comic relief given all of the levity provided by other characters throughout the film when she is nowhere to be found. Also, as you’re probably even more inclined to expect, Tom Hiddleston is fantastic as Loki and chews up virtually every second of screen time that he’s allotted. On the other hand, what the film had in humor it lacked in drama, conflict, tension, and/or just answers in general. Who are the Dark Elves and why do they insist on everyone living in darkness? What is the Aether and why is it a death sentence for some and a source of all-encompassing power for others? It’s like I walked into the movie 15 minutes late although I’m sure I was seated in time and watched the entire thing. In other words, see Thor: The Dark World for the 112 minute escape that it is and you should be fine. Expect to come out of it with some idea of how and why everything happened outside of just pure coincidence and you’re setting yourself up for frustration.
My one paragraph review aside, this week’s Top 5 includes the first trailers for Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah, our visit to the set of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, a series of Super Mario Bros. short films that you may love or that may leave you scratching your head, the first teaser trailer for Disney’s Maleficent, and the uplifting story of BatKid fighting crime in San Francisco. As is routine, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found after the jump.
While on set for Paramount’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues at SeaWorld San Diego, we had a chance to talk to Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) himself in between his turns hosting the afternoon dolphin show. The newscaster appears to have fallen quite far since his high point at the end of the first film, but the chance to reteam with Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champion Kind (David Koechner), Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) in tackling the 24-hour news cycle may just be his path to return to the top.
During a break on set, Ferrell talked to a small group of journalists about Burgundy’s state at the outset of the film, avoiding the curse of the sequel, collaborating with writer-director Adam McKay and his unique style, reuniting with his co-stars from the first film and getting to work alongside new additions to the world of Ron Burgundy. Hit the jump for the interview. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.
Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is calling out for the News Team to assemble, and you have a chance to join them. Burgundy sent out a new video today listing the Top 10 reasons you should join him, Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champion Kind (David Koechner), Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), and the biker Ron hit with his burrito (Jack Black) for a live-reading of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Producer Judd Apatow and director Adam McKay will host the event, and it only costs a donation of $10 to enter. In addition to being on stage with the cast, the winner will also receive flight and 4-star hotel accommodations for them and their guest. Proceeds will go to 826LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills. So you can enter to win a great prize and give money to charity? Now that’s classy.
Hit the jump to check out the video and find out how you can donate. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.
Last week, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) had some special wisdom regarding Halloween, and today he has some more on how to “get some real moments worth paying for” and an experience “that arouses all six senses”. Paramount is continuing to push this movie hard, and it’s testing the possibility of getting burned out on Burgundy before the film opens. So far, I can’t get enough, especially after waiting almost a decade for this sequel.
Hit the jump to check out the promo spot. The film also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s new film The LEGO Movie. The story centers on Emmet (Chris Pratt), an average LEGO minifigure who is mistaken for the most extraordinary person in the LEGO world and is looked upon to save his people from an evil tyrant named President Business (Will Ferrell). This trailer had me laughing out loud multiple times, which is no surprise when you consider that it comes from the hilariously twisted minds of Lord and Miller, the duo behind 21 Jump Street and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Pratt feels like pitch perfect casting as the film’s optimistic hero, and this trailer highlights some excellent use of LEGO’s more recognizable IP’s like Batman and Wonder Woman. Is it February yet?
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also features the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Cobie Smulders. The LEGO Movie opens in 3D on February 7, 2014.
In a couple days, we’ll be getting a new trailer for The LEGO Movie, but in the meantime, Warner Bros. has been releasing brief teasers highlighting the characters. Yesterday, we got Wyldstyle (voiced by Elizabeth Banks) and today we’ve got the film’s villain, President Business (Will Ferrell). We previously reported that President Business’ alter ego is “Lord Business” and “he wants everything to stay exactly where he put it and every piece to be in its place,” so any “Master Builder” is a foe. In the teaser, Business points out what happens to those who don’t follow the instructions, and the joke hints at the dark humor directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are sneaking into their movie. I also like that they’re highlighting “Octan”, the fake gas company that has been part of LEGO’s “City” playsets for decades.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser. The film also features he voices of Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, and Liam Neeson. The LEGO Movie opens in 3D on February 7th. [Update: We've updated the article with another teaser introducing Nick Offerman's character "Metal Beard."]
Last weekend I checked out director Kimberly Peirce‘s Carrie remake and found it to be a perfectly solid retelling of Brian De Palma‘s 1976 classic. With a solid lead performance from Chloë Grace Moretz and a downright terrifying turn by Julianne Moore, I found more than a few things to like about the pic. I also thought the opening scene was terrific and was surprised to hear Judy Greer tell Steve that it wasn’t in the original script. Although I knew how the story would play out, I found myself wanting so badly for Carrie’s prom night to go smoothly which I think is a credit to Peirce’s direction and the time she takes setting up the obstacle-laden road Carrie traverses on the way to her first date. Ultimately, is there anything extraordinarily fresh and/or updated about the remake? Not really. Nevertheless, it’s a solid movie that proves Stephen King‘s tale is just as relevant and effective today as it was nearly four decades ago.
With my paragraph review of Carrie in the bag, this week’s Top 5 highlights the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Adam’s Divergent set visit, Steve’s Thor: The Dark World video interviews with Chris Hemsworth and more, two new trailers for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and Evan’s look at superhero movie casting decisions that nearly came to fruition. Much like in the past, a brief recap and link to each of the above is waiting after the jump.
A couple days ago, we got two painfully funny trailers for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. In the upcoming sequel, the Channel 4 News Team, Ron (Will Ferrell), Brian (Paul Rudd), Champ (David Kochner), and Brick (Steve Carell) have moved from a whale’s vagina to New York to work at GNN, a 24-hour news network. This new poster has the gang towering over their new city, and they could probably fight off some kaiju if need be. Sure, Gypsy Danger has a sword, but Ron Burgundy has Jack Johnson and Tom O’Leary.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. The film also stars Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.