http://www.hitfix.com/articles/anchorman-2-moving-forward-with-will-ferrell-original-director-adam-mckay At this very moment, the Internet is probably 10% comprised of Anchorman quotes and .GIFs. I'm talking about the online equivalent of rejoicing in the streets. I'm actually a bit scared. Anchorman is an untouchable comedy for me. An actual bona fide classic. The stakes are really high. Of course, the original will remain so, regardless of the sequel's quality, but a failure will sting a lot. Yet, I think this has a great chance of succeeding and being great, despite the sketchy history of comedy sequels. Anchorman wasn't successful because of its story, it was successful because it let a whole bunch of great comedic actors do whatever they wanted in a big absurdist sandbox. As long as Ferrell, Rudd, Koechner, and Carrell are together again, I don't think it can fail. And it's a safe bet at this point that John C. Reilly will finally be entering the Burgundy-verse, as well. I've missed Ron. I miss being near him, I miss his laugh, I miss his musk -- if they weren't making this sequel, I'd want us to get an apartment together.