‘Anchorman 2’ Trailer: Ron Burgundy Solves Race Relations

By  · Published on June 19th, 2013

The world is about to meet Ron Burgundy. Again. Anchorman 2 hits theaters this Christmas, and even though there’s a second Anchorman movie already exists, this one still gets a “2” in its name.

This time, Ron, Brick, Champ and Brian are re-teaming to polyester their way through the 1980s with the prospect of a 24-hour news channel dangling overhead.

They’ve teased with images and one-liners and appearances on late night talk shows, but now the first trailer reveals that – just as he evolved for a world where women were empowered – Ron is learning a lot about race relations as his legend continues:

As sweet as scotch.

Obviously the danger with any sequel that comes out a decade after its predecessor is that all the gasoline will be gone, but it looks like the team still has some fire to it. Of course it helps when the original creative team is back in action. Will Ferrell looks funnier than he has in years, the list of cameos is promising, and anything with James Marsden in it is going to be improved ever so slightly.

Plus, this first real look hints that the movie might be more of a true ensemble than the first one, and that’s a great direction to go. Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Steve Carell all worked in small doses for the original, but it’d be a welcome change to spend more time with all of them (and it would create more opportunities for scrumtrulescent four-part harmonies).

At any rate, it’s great to finally have a reason to look forward to Christmas. Anchorman: The Legend Continues lands December 20th.

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