Adam McKay had said Anchorman 2 would begin shooting this spring, and it’s starting to look as though he’ll keep that word. While not entirely official as of this writing, TheWrap say Kristen Wiig is wanted for a part in the upcoming sequel — now, it would seem, officially called Anchorman: The Legend Continues — specifically as the love interest to Steve Carell‘s classic weather reporter, Brick Tamland. It’s a pairing which makes so much sense that I feel kind of weird for not thinking it up myself.
Then again, the fact that we know as much about her (potential) role is kind of odd, seeing as Will Ferrell and McKay have yet to even finish the script. All that notwithstanding, Wiig would be the first non-original player to enter that sacred circle of the Channel 4 Evening News team; because the director had expressed a desire to fill out every speaking role with a likable comedic actor, he’s already taken an expected (albeit positive) step out of the gate. Unlike almost any other developing comedy, I can’t wait to see who else get pulled into the proceedings.
Now we have to hold out some hope that Anchorman: The Legend Continues can hit next year, no matter how early that may actually seem.
What do you think of Wiig joining for Anchorman: The Legend Continues?
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