Fans who can't get enough of "Anchorman" have a chance to catch "Anchorman 2" in theaters once again this week, when the film is re-released with an all-new cut and completely different jokes. But once that flick finishes its limited run, moviegoers shouldn't expect to see Ron Burgundy and co. again on the big screen, since director Adam McKay just put the kibosh on any more sequels.
"It's done," McKay told Empire in a recent interview. "I think that's it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that's it for Ron Burgundy."
McKay added that he and his fellow "Anchorman" filmmakers were "totally satisfied" with the story they told about the fictional newscasters, and the director now wants to move on to original fare.
"[T]that's the last sequel we're gonna do," he said, effectively killing hopes for the long-rumored "Step Brothers" sequel as well.
Prodded by Empire about whether he might rethink that proclamation in 10 years and announce "Anchorman 3," McKay put the final nail in the Burgundy coffin.
"I'm going to say definitely no," he told the magazine. "I'll actually say it in this case!"
For more from McKay about the future film projects on his horizon -- including a surprising dramatic adaptation -- check out the full interview over at Empire.
[h/t Slash Film]