Adam McKay, co-writer and director of Anchorman and its upcoming sequel -- appropriately called Anchorman 2 -- hasn’t given us too much to go on yet except teases about a “custody battle” and “bowling for dollars.” We’re thinking the former is about his relationship with Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) and the latter is Ron Burgundy’s (Will Ferrell) participation in the famous 1970s game show. But McKay was talking to the UK publication Empire and has given fans additional information about their long-hoped-for film.
“We’re holing up writing for the next three months,” McKay said. Mirroring the conflict Burgundy had in the first film with the arrival of female newscasters and the revolutionary change that represented, the Anchorman 2 plot will have him facing another onslaught of change.
“It’s right when all the news started changing with the 24-hours news cycle in '78 or '79. All of a sudden, local news stations diversified and had Latino anchors and African-American anchors, and any time you’re talking about diversity and the Action News team, that’s always fun to deal with.”