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Christmas is coming even earlier than expected for Anchorman fans. The anticipated sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was originally slated to debut December 20, which is a Friday, however it looks like the film will be getting a Wednesday release, as Paramount has moved up the release to December 18.
Per EW, the follow-up to the beloved 2004 comedy will arrive two days ahead of the previously anticipated December 20 date. I’m curious how this news affects the planned "Superticket" promotion, which involves AMC Theaters and Fandango teaming up to give fans a chance to see the film two days early. Assuming the promotion is still in effect, the date for Superticket holders would presumably move up to December 16. Tickets were supposed to go on sale for that yesterday, but the website for it still says "Tickets Coming Soon" and Fandango hasn’t updated their ticket information (or made tickets available for sale) yet. So it seems fans will have to standby for more information there.
The sequel puts the 70s and San Diego firmly in the past as Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his wife Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) — along with Ron’s rock-solid news team -- Brick (Steve Carell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) — head to the Big Apple where the first 24-hour news channel is up and running, and surely in desperate need of whatever classiness a guy like Burgundy can bring to it.
Whether or not the sequel lives up to the standard set by the original remains to be seen, but this TV spot has me laughing out loud every time I see it.
I don’t know what’s funnier, Applegate’s passive aggressive threat to burn a woman’s face with a curling iron if she touches Ron, or James Marsden yelling "Don’t make jokes off my jokes!" at Ron. I already anticipate using that quote as regularly as I can work it into a conversation.
And speaking of James Marsden, he’s featured in this recently released clip, which expands on the introduction between Ron Burgundy and Jack Lime, who appears to be Ron’s new rival: