'Anchorman 2' Will Storm Theaters With a New R-Rated Edit You had to wait nine years for a second “Anchorman” with Will Ferrell and his news team. While they were filming the movie, director Adam McKay encouraged his cast to improvise to such an extent that they had multiple versions of each scene to choose from in the editing room. After the success of the first film in 2004, McKay used a deleted plot thread about a bank-robbing extremist group to piece together a “lost movie” called “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy,” which was released on DVD in a box set with the original. McKay told Empire magazine, “I know that I personally, if I loved a movie and someone told me that, like if Airplane! had been released with all-new jokes, I’d be like, ‘You’ve got to be f—-ing kidding me!’ I’d see it in a second.” Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate in ‘Anchorman 2’ (Paramount Pictures) The new version includes some scenes that were in the trailer for the first version but not in the final cut, like when Ron meets an openly gay person for the first time.
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" Clip: Brick Is Dead Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) remembers himself at his funeral. © 2013 Paramount Pictures
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" Clip: Brainstorming Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) has an idea that will revolutionize TV news. © 2013 Paramount Pictures
Get the Straight Poop From the Stars of ‘Anchorman 2’ They played experienced-yet-sexist newsmen in “Anchorman” and are guranteed to make us laugh until our guts ache in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues .” Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner spent some time with Yahoo Movies showing off their mad news reading skills… along with their “deep knowledge” of the future of mobile computing. Go figure. Through it, the boys who came from KVWN channel 4 in San Diego (which Ron Burgundy pronounces as “Sawn Dee-ya-goh”) kept with the franchise’s tradition of telling superior poop jokes.