While Will Ferrell has had plenty of comedy hits in his career, there’s arguably none quite as iconic as Anchorman. The over the top romp was a massive hit when it arrive in 2004, helping to elevate the status of its cast and making a ton of money at the box office in the process. Basically every line in Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy is quotable, with some of the film’s most iconic moments actually coming from actor Steve Carell.
The Office helped Steve Carell become a household name, and Anchorman cemented the actor as a film star. Carell played bizarrely dimwitted Brick Tambland, the weatherman of the news station. Carell nailed his performance, and ultimately reprise his role in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. And it seems he’d be happy to return for a threequel, recently saying:
By the beard of Zeus, it looks like Steve Carell would be down to play Brick in Anchorman 3. Considering how beloved his performance is, this will no doubt excite plenty of cinephiles out there who are waiting for the news team to return to the silver screen.
Steve Carell’s comments to Variety show how much fun the Office alum had on the set of both Anchorman movies. It’s a truly ridiculous franchise, allowing the actors to be as cartoonish as they’d like. Carell’s Brick Tambland is arguably the silliest character in the cast, which is saying a lot. The actor enjoys filming those movies, so perhaps Anchorman 3 could become a reality after all.
While most moviegoers associate Steve Carell with his comedic roles like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, he’s been doing a ton of dramas recently. Carell’s movies are often tear jerkers lately, with projects like Beautiful Boy, Welcome to Marwen, and Last Flag Flying all tackling super heavy material— especially for Carell. As such, he might be eager to do a light and frothy project like a possible Anchorman threequel.
As a reminder, you can see some of Brick’s finest moments below, with Steve Carell’s fun on set shining through.
We’ll just have to wait and see if Steve Carell and the rest of the Anchorman cast and crew return for a threequel. Anchorman 2 was a critical and box office success, so there’s certainly reason to continue the story sometime in the future.