‘Anchorman 2′ Killed ‘Step Brothers 2′, Temporarily At Least [VIDEO]
We're all super excited for an Anchorman 2. I can't wait for more nonsense from Ron, Brian, Champ, Brick and co. However, there is only one other movie that I think rivals the nonsense and hilarity of Anchorman. That would be another Will Ferrell classic, Step Brothers. A sequel for Step Brothers was initially rumored to be in the works before Anchorman. Find out what happened:
Ron Burgundy is coming back and that's awesome, but I am equally excited for a Step Brothers sequel. The only thing better than Will Ferrell is Will Ferrell with John C. Reilly by his side. Co-writer and director Adam McKay said the sequel was in the works and is still possible, but was put on hold due to Anchorman 2 (which starts shooting in the Spring).
McKay told Indiewire that he and Will Ferrell were all ready to go do a followup to
Step Brothers, when the newsroom came calling:
We were literally going to go do 'Step Brothers 2.' Paramount wouldn't make 'Anchorman 2,' we had tried a couple of times, I talked with [Will] Ferrell, he wanted to do 'Step Brothers 2.' We love that movie 'Step Brothers,' it's one of the funnest ones we've ever done, and one of the craziest we've ever done. And we're like, 'Yeah, let's go do it,' he said. But everyone kept saying to us 'Anchorman 2,' 'Anchorman 2,' and I'm like, 'Look, before we go do ['Step Brothers 2'] let's just make sure we try everything.' Literally our managers and agents were like, 'It's a waste of time, they're not going to do it.' I'm like, 'Just check one more time so I know it's 100%.' And it so happened they had a movie fall out, and they went back and they were like, 'Yes, we'll do it.' And we were completely blindsided. We had no idea they were going to say that. But it was a good problem to have.
Well I agree, this is a good problem. I can't wait until The Legend Continues...I just hope this doesn't snowball into a bad problem, where a Step Brothers sequel never comes to fruition.
Just in case you forgot how funny Step Brothers was: