Raunchier ‘Anchorman 2’ Set for U.S., U.K. Release

Anchorman The Legend Continues

Paramount is heading back to the Ron Burgundy well with a one-week release in the U.S. and U.K. of a new cut of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” — with 763 more jokes.

The re-cut version replaces nearly all of the jokes in the original film, which opened Dec. 18, with new jokes. Director Adam McKay, who wrote the script with star Will Ferrell, has promised that the new film is far raunchier.

“When my editor told me we had a whole different version of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked,” said McKay. “But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theaters, I did an 1950s spit take. If you’re a hardcore ‘Anchorman’ fan, go see this. If you’re not, stay very far away.”

“Anchorman 2” grossed $125 million and was still playing at 261 locations last weekend. It has taken in another $45 million internationally.

The news was first reported by the New York Times.

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  1. Jay says:

    This article is all well and good, but fails to mention the actual release date.

  2. Jay! says:

    Think there will be a Three/Four Musketeers type lawsuit? Or do you think this was planned all along?



  3. terro says:


  4. sharihodges says:

    It was painful to watch. We usually walk out of movies this bad and the management is always happy to refund our money. We sat there because we were stunned.

    • Jeff Rittenour says:

      It was AWFUL…just awful.

      • Bob says:

        It was for the fans that made the first one so popular. For anyone who hasn’t seen it and is thinking about it, it’s a simple choice. If you liked the first one, then you should see it. I can’t wait to go back to see it in the theatre with the additional footage!!

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