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'Anchorman 2' was almost two movies, 'Kill Bill' style, says David Koechner

Everyone loves Ron Burgundy. But somebody loves him a little bit more than others. That person is Champ Kind, the sexist, possibly closeted sports reporter who came up through the ranks with Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team. In Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Champ’s devotion to Burgundy is a big part of the reason he quits his job running a fast-food chicken restaurant and gets back in the news business at GNN, the first 24-hour cable news station.

The man behind Champ’s boisterous antics is David Koechner (KECK-ner), the 51-year-old father of five who formed a comic bond with Will Ferrell and writer Adam McKay during his one-year stint on Saturday Night Live in the mid-1990s. Since then, he’s popped up in most of their funniest movies, and his hilarious cameo in The 40-Year-Old Virgin opposite Steve Carell helped him land the role of The Office‘s Todd Packer, a character Koechner affectionately describes as an “emotional hand grenade.”

Koechner spoke to EW about the new Anchorman movie, how it compares to the Godfather II, and the amazing number of great jokes that ended up on the cutting-room floor (for now). BEWARE MINOR SPOILERS.

'Anchorman 2' superticket lets fans see Ron Burgundy's return two days early

Good news, Ron Burgundy fans! Paramount is teaming with AMC Theatres and Fandango to offer you a superticket, which includes an opportunity to see the film two days before its U.S. release Dec. 20.

Some viewers might recognize the superticket campaign from World War Z‘s similar $50 megaticket, which allowed buyers to see the film two days before its release, as well as receive an HD digital copy of the movie. World War Z‘s megaticket also included popcorn, RealD 3D glasses, and a movie poster.

The price and exact details of the Anchorman 2 superticket are yet to be released, but fans can register at Supertickets go on sale Nov. 26.

'Anchorman 2' poster: Hello, New York!


A new poster for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues shows the members of the Channel 4 News Team towering over their new digs in New York City. Which leads to the natural question: What is “New York” German for? This silly question and so many more will be answered when the long-awaited sequel arrives in theaters in December. In the meantime, look up their work, ye mighty, and despair.

Great Odin's raven: Two new 'Anchorman 2' trailers! -- VIDEO


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.


Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay on the 'Anchorman' musical that almost was

To millions of Anchorman fans around the world, the news that Will Ferrell’s blow-dried, self-mythologizing, jazz-flute-playing newsman Ron Burgundy is coming back to the big screen in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a veritable ticket to Pleasure Town. But if things had taken a slightly different turn along the way, we might now be talking about the Anchorman Broadway musical instead of the movie sequel. And no, that’s not a joke.

Ferrell and his frequent collaborator Adam McKay, who directed the original Anchorman in 2004, first started kicking around the idea of a sequel around 2008. But despite the movie’s growing cult status, the prospects looked iffy at best. With the original movie having grossed an unspectacular $84 million, Paramount Pictures wasn’t in a hurry to make a follow-up. Then in 2009, following Ferrell’s successful run as President George W. Bush in the Broadway show You’re Welcome America, McKay had one of those so-crazy-it-just-might-work ideas: What if they did the second Anchorman as a Broadway musical?

Official 'Anchorman 2' trailer will put you in a glass case of emotion -- VIDEO

Sixty percent of the time, this trailer works every time.

It has many leather-bound books, and it smells of rich mahogany.

It ate the whole wheel of cheese. (Heck, you’re not even mad — that’s amazing!)

It would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party.

In short: It’s kind of a big deal. And so, without further ado — little Ham ‘n Eggs comin’ at ya! Hold on, people, hope you got your griddles…


'Anchorman 2' teaser poster: It's all about the mustache

Paramount just released a new teaser poster for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, reminding fans of everyone’s favorite Facebook quote: “I’m kind of a big deal.” Check it out below!

Kristen Wiig joins 'Anchorman' sequel

At the recent Golden Globe Awards, Saturday Night Live alums Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig demonstrated they had magical comic chemistry. The two comedians are about to spend more time together. “Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2,” tweeted director Adam McKay. “Cannonball!”

“Kristen Wiig is officially on board for Anchorman 2,” McKay added on his Facebook page. “Couldn’t be more excited.”

In December, The Wrap had reported that Wiig was in talks to play the wife of dim-witted weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) in the much-anticipated Ron Burgundy sequel.

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Paramount sets ‘Anchorman’ sequel release date for December 2013
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