But, he tells EW, 'There are no imminent plans to return to that as of yet'
Milk was a bad choice, but Anchorman 3 wouldn’t be.
While Will Ferrell admits there aren’t currently plans to bring Ron Burgundy and the Channel News 4 Team back to the big screen, he isn’t dismissing the possibility.
“Never say never,” he told EW during a Facebook Live interview on Wednesday to promote his upcoming comedy The House. “At the same time, that’s what’s really fun about those characters — it could be 10 years from now and we can still play those guys and just be older… and even dumber. So that’s the beauty of that. There are no imminent plans to return to that as of yet, because, I can’t speak for [director] Adam [McKay], but for myself, we still have a lot of other original ideas that we’d like to do.”
Released in 2004, Anchorman became a cult classic, and the popularity eventually led to 2013’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which made more than $170 million at the box office.
Ferrell made more Anchorman news last week on The Bill Simmons Podcast when he revealed that the original plot of the first film centered on a plane crash, orangutans, and Chinese throwing stars.
“Ron convinces the pilot that he knows how to fly the charter jet, and he immediately crash-lands it in the mountains,” he shared. “And it’s just the story of them surviving and trying to get off the mountainside. They clipped a cargo plane, and the cargo plane crashed as well, close to them, and it was carrying only boxes of orangutans and Chinese throwing stars. So throughout the movie we’re being stalked by orangutans who are killing, one by one, the team off with throwing stars.”
Ferrell next stars with Amy Poehler in The House, which lands in theaters on June 30.
Watch EW’s full interview with Ferrell above.