After a string of disappointing starring roles, it’s our hope that Anchorman 2 will revive the comedic career of Will Ferrell, which has been hanging on by a thread since Land of the Lost. One of the reasons that we actually have confidence that he can do this is because he is reuniting with director Adam McKay on the project, who has been involved in some of Ferrell’s better movies over the past decade, like The Other Guys and the first Anchorman.
In a recent interview with The Playlist, McKay revealed some more information on Anchorman 2, most notably that the sequel will feature a few musical numbers adapted from the now-aborted Anchorman Broadway play.
"There will be some music in Anchorman 2 though for sure, we have some songs already written," he told the site. "We were going to do Anchorman 2 as a Broadway musical first, for like six months and then go shoot the movie. That was our initial idea.”
"And my thing is, if the actors get freaked out, don't sweat it, we can always re-record it later,” he revealed. “And every time we've done it, we end up using the live track from the recording. We'll probably do it the same way in this. This one might have a little more movement in it, and the only problem with that is the actors get winded."
We’ve seen musical numbers before in the first Anchorman and Step Brothers, so this is obviously nothing new for McKay. But with Ferrell, Steve Carell, and Paul Rudd all involved in the cast again, we’re hoping this one trumps them all.