In April Anchorman 2 director Adam McKay said he’ll be spending the next few months writing the script for the sequel, and the intention is to shoot around January-February 2013. Given this time-frame we wouldn’t expect any trailers until mid-2013 at the earliest, but it appears Paramount wants to start the promotion early and will be attaching a short teaser trailer to The Dictator.
McKay gave a hint about the trailer yesterday:
See the Dictator (I worked on it and it’s crazy funny), in addition to Campaign trailer with Zach and Will there’s another treat before it.
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) May 11, 2012
An incoming trailer for Anchorman 2 was further backed-up by a source from Collider:
“Just got out of a screening of The Dictator. There is an Anchorman 2 teaser attached featuring the Channel 4 news team (minus Veronica) stating how excited they are to return… a concept that Brick seems to have a hard time with. Also, not sure if it was an official title or more of a slogan but the screen title read Anchorman: The Legend Continues followed by ’2013?”
While not all the original cast members are signed on for the sequel, most if not all are expected to return, and the story will focus on the dawn of the 24-hour news cycle in 1978-79. McKay told Empire “all of a sudden, local news stations diversified and had Latino anchors and African-American anchors, and any time you’re talking about diversity and the Action News team, that’s always fun to deal with.”
We’ve had no official announcement on when we can expect to see the follow-up, but Paramount will probably set the Anchorman 2 release date for late-2013 or 2014.