May 15, 2012 at 11:45 AM ET
Ron Burgundy said so himself -- the first teaser for “Anchorman 2” will be revealed Tuesday at midnight showings of Sacha Baron Cohen's new film, “The Dictator.”
“Dont get Twirter,” tweeted Will Ferrell's fictional newscaster on Monday. ““Anchorman 2” teaser with Dictator [tomorrow] night. Don’t know what a teaser is. World is crazy? Having a scotch.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, that confirmation came after a few excited fans leaked the news, which Paramount then confirmed. Teasers are usually much shorter than full trailers and sometimes include footage not seen in the film -- which makes sense in the case of "Anchorman 2," since the film won't be released until 2014, 10 years after the original.
The film may be two years off, but fans are excited about the sneak peek.
Tweeted movie blogger Nine Daves, ”A reason to see #thedictator! the #anchorman2 teaser will run during previews. it's kind of a big deal. people know it.”
”Is it bad that I'm considering paying for The Dictator just to see the teaser for Anchorman 2?” wrote Kassie Smith.
The follow-up to the much-quoted 2004 flick comes as a result of fan-fueled demand, co-writer and director Adam McKay told Salon in April. And he feels it fits the times.
“'Anchorman' is a movie that certainly fit the time when it came out and every year it gets more and more relevant,” McKay said. “Part of what inspired the movie was just how ridiculous the news had become. It was all ratings-driven. The people were getting better and better looking. The weather women were getting outrageously beautiful. It was all about the voice and the hair. Since we made the movie it’s gone even more so in that direction. We talk about all these anchormen on the air now and they’re all kind of Ron Burgundy-esque guys.”
The director wouldn't give away too much, but did drop a few hints about the plot.
“I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I’ll give you that. I’ll give you one other one: bowling for dollars,” he said.
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