I could waste your time with a preamble filled with Anchorman quotes, or I get right to the good stuff: Paramount has released two new trailers for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Both clips are chock-full of the gleeful absurdity that made the first movie such a delight, as well as a few more hints about the film’s closely guarded plot. (There’s more here than we got in trailer number 1 — including answers about what happened to Veronica and Ron’s relationship.)
As our story begins, Ron (Will Ferrell) has, once again, been eclipsed by his smarter, more capable ladylove Veronica (Christina Applegate). Thankfully for him, new 24-hour global news network GNN is looking for a few good men to join its New York City ranks — providing the perfect opportunity for Ron and the old Channel 4 news team (Paul Rudd, Dave Koechner, and Steve Carell) to get the old band back together. There, they’ll bring a new sense of fluffy fun to a stuffy network run by no-nonsense Linda Jackson (Meagan Good) — who might just be the one lady who can help Ron mend his broken heart.
Also present and accounted for: The news team mistaking a gay man for a vampire. A Winnebago filled with bowling balls, scorpions, and hot oil. Brick (Carell) sobbing at his own funeral, then wearing green pants in front of a green screen. Ron feeding a shark with what appears to be an enormous bottle of milk. (It’s a good choice.) Brian (Rudd) showing off a cabinet filled with whimsically-named condoms like The Responsible Pirate and The Hooded Guest.
In short: Just watch, starting with the international trailer, which gives a bit of context for the story. (As if you needed it.)
And then there’s this slightly longer clip, which seems designed purely for fans of the franchise — not that we’re complaining.