‘Anchorman 3’ could find Ron Burgundy adapting to the internet

December 3, 2015

The director of the Anchorman films has suggested that the 3rd movie in the franchise could find Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) grappling with the internet and its role in the media.

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Talking to Yahoo, Adam McKay said: “We talked about doing one that was about the rise of the new media.”

While 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy introduced Burgundy as a chauvinistic newsreader in 1970s California, its sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) found him working at a 24-hour news channel in 1980s New York.

McKay, who also directed Step Brothers and The Other Guys, added: “I think [the next step for Ron is] the internet. The only thing is by then Burgundy would be getting pretty old. So maybe it’s a movie we make in 10 years, when Will’s aged up and it actually makes sense that you can set it in 1997 or ’98.”

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He also explained that he had considered turning Burgundy into a war correspondent: “I also thought it’d be cool to have Ron Burgundy get embedded in the Iraq War. We kicked around that idea. But we’ve never got that serious about it.”

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