Anyone who knows me knows how big of an Anchorman fan I am. Next to Kevin Smith's "Clerks", Anchorman has had my heart since I first watched it on DVD years back. Anchorman 2 wasn't as funny as the original, but was still a hilarious, and welcome, addition to the Anchorman saga. Now, a recent Time interview gives me hope that someday we may see an Anchorman 3.
TIME: With all the recent news about a third Ghostbusters film so long after the first two, have you given any thought to the possibility of doing a third Anchorman film somewhere 20 or 30 years down the line?
McKay: It’s funny, Anchorman sort of lends itself to it because they are newscasters. You have no problem seeing Ron Burgundy when he’s 60 — it actually feels very natural to the idea. I said about a month ago that we’d never do a third one, and I realized that was a little too harsh because the truth is, I really don’t know. With these movies, you really don’t know how they’ve played until about two years after they come out, when people see them on repeat viewing. That tends to be how our movies work. Step Brothers was one that when it came out did pretty good, but then two years later I kept hearing it quoted and then suddenly it was selling like crazy on iTunes and the studio was saying it was doing so well. Same thing with Anchorman, same thing with Talledega Nights. The Other Guys is starting to get that kind of kick to it and I’m starting to hear it quoted more. If Anchorman 2 gets that sort of second life, if three, four years from now people start asking us that question a lot and there’s an idea, we would be open to that.