Well, here it is: the news you’ve been waiting for. I mean, maybe you didn’t know that you were waiting for it exactly, but deep down in the far recesses of your soul, you’ve been praying for it. And that tight knot that’s been in your stomach since forever? The one you and that team of doctors just haven’t been able to figure out? Gone now, huh? Thought as much. Yep. That’s what the confirmation of musical numbers in Anchorman: The Legend Continues can do to a person.
According to director Adam McKay, the sequel to one of the world’s most popular comedy movies is going to have a whole bunch of ’em:
“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. Whole song sequences, absolutely. There will be some music in ‘Anchorman 2’ though for sure, we have some songs already written.”
“The music sequences we have done — we did ‘Afternoon Delight’ [in ‘Anchorman’], Adam Scott and his family singing ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ [in ‘Step Brothers’], we did a whole song for ‘Talladega Nights’ that got cut out, a big, big musical number — we always do it live on the set. And my thing is, if the actors get freaked out, don’t sweat it, we can always re-record it later. 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.”
How excited does all that talk get you, then? Ron Burgundy and the news team coming together for all-singing, all-dancing scenes of guaranteed hilarity? Let’s hope we get a whiff of that jazz flute again, too.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues begins shooting in March, though no release date has yet been set.