A teaser trailer for Anchorman 2 will play before The Dictator, according to reports.
The Sacha Baron Cohen spoof is released this coming Wednesday (May 16) and, according to Collider, the minute and a half trailer features a reunited Channel 4 news team (without Veronica Cornerstone) talking about their return.
A source told the film website: “Just got out of a screening of The Dictator. There is an Anchorman 2 teaser attached featuring the Channel 4 news team (minus Veronica) stating how excited they are to return… a concept that Brick seems to have a hard time with.”
While the principal photography on the film isn’t expected to begin until February 2013, the trailer does tease the movie’s potential title. According to Collider’s source the trailer’s screen title read: Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
Adam McKay, who wrote and directed the first film, is currently working on a script with Will Ferrell. McKay has recently worked on ‘The Dictator’ and tweeted his followers informing them of the “treat”.
See the Dictator (I worked on it and it's crazy funny), in addition to Campaign trailer with Zach and Will there's another treat before it.
— HyperObject Industries (@GhostPanther) May 11, 2012
A second outing for Will Ferrell as 1970s newsreader Ron Burgundy was confirmed last month, with most of the original cast returning. But fans will have to wait a while longer for the hyped sequel.
On the progress of the script, Mackay added: “We’ve done about two per cent! Half a per cent? We’ve got five pages of story notes and chunks of story. We’re holing up writing for the next three months.”