Anchorman 3 Won't Happen, Says Director
Adam McKay says it was fun, but “that’s it” for Ron Burgundy…
Fans of Anchorman hoping for a third instalment of the hit comedy are set to be disappointed.
Adam McKay, the franchise director of Anchorman, has ruled out making another sequel, saying it’s time to work on other projects.
Speaking to Empire, McKay revealed it was time to leave Ron Burgundy behind.
"It's done. I think that's it," he said. "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."
Asked whether he might change his mind in 10 years’ time – given that Anchorman 2 came 10 years after the original – the answer was still ‘No’.
"I'm going to say definitely no [to changing my mind].”
In case you're wondering what those 'new projects' are, McKay is working on a remake of the 1970s comedy, Uptown Saturday Night, with Will Smith.
“You never fully know, but that’s the one I’m putting my chips on for now,” he told Empire.
A version of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Paul Rudd and featuring more than 700 hundred new new jokes, hits cinemas on February 28 for a week-long run.