Ever since 2004’s ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’ transcended its mediocre box-office success to become a huge DVD favourite, a sequel has been inevitable. And today, the first trailer for ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’ burst into being. At first glance it looks like more of an ensemble affair than the first flick, giving Ron’s news anchor sidekicks David Koechner, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell (mere also-rans the first time around) their own space to shine (the fact that Rudd and Carell are now massive stars in their own right presumably helped this decision along). The trailer has a few close-to-the-bone gags – Ron’s courtship of a young African-American woman inevitably leads to some fairly dubious humour – but overall it’s promising stuff, full of the crassness, camaraderie and moustachioed bravado we loved the first time around.
‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’ opens in cinemas on Dec 20. Keep an eye on timeout.com/film for news and reviews as they come in.