Great Odin's *beard raven! It looks like a sequel to Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's comic classic Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has gotten a little closer to reality. During a press event for Land of the Lost in Australia on Monday, Ferrell told the Aussie radio DJs Jono & Dano that, "he expected to meet with Paul Rudd and Steve Carell "next week" to discuss ideas...and salaries: "[Because] believe me, I'm not taking a pay-cut. No way!" -- It's a long segment, but if you have the time, Ferrell drops the 'Burgundy bomb' around the 8:20 mark.

McKay and Ferrell have been hinting at a sequel as far back as last summer, and they told Entertainment Weekly that they were already developing a script that would fast-forward Ron Burgundy to the 80's. Now, normally the word sequel is a cause for concern when it comes to a favorite flick, but I have to admit; it's an idea that has tons of possibilities. I mean, who wouldn't love to see the Ron in the world of cable news pundits? I wonder if Burgundy would be a Fox News or a MSNBC kind of guy? Nobody can play a lovable blow-hard like Farrell, and as long as the whole thing doesn't become overrun with bad '80s jokes about Rubik's Cubes and Thriller jackets, we should be good, right?

*Correction: You'll have to forgive the Burgundy misquote, it happens to the best of us. Ferrell and McKay already have several other projects already in development including Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and the buddy-cop flick, The B Team with Mark Wahlberg attached. So there is still a very good chance that Anchorman could go to the back of the line while Ferrell and McKay get to work on one of those films. But, I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that they pick Anchorman, I mean, they would be crazy to pass up on the chance to bring the old Channel 4 News team together one more time...wouldn't they?

So what do you think? Do you want to see an Anchorman sequel, or would you rather Ferrell and McKay just leave well enough alone?
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