To accompany that exceedingly teasery teaser trailer, today we have the first teaser poster, which promises that the Anchorman legend shall continue at some unspecified point in 2013. Like the trailer, this poster is oh-so teasery, featuring the shins and feet of Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner as Ron Burgundy, Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana, and Champ Kind.
The poster below is courtesy of the Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide.
The trailer and poster are so very teasery because Ferrell and Adam McKay are in the midst of writing at the moment, with production not scheduled to begin until February. McKay told Entertainment Weekly that shooting the trailer was, "like the Manhattan Project — except without the possibility of destroying all of mankind." The director also explained just how the very early teaser came about, saying, "Paramount came to us with the idea of the teaser, and since we’re writing the script, it was a good chance to see the characters and hang out with the actors to inspire writing,” the director writes. “All of the actors (Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner) slipped right into character and they all looked amazing. Paul has a beard and we’re thinking of keeping it. Kind of an Eddie Rabbit-meets-Serpico look.”
McKay played coy on what we can expect from Anchorman 2's story, explaining, "Nothing’s set. Right now I can say for sure there is no Ghost Rider cameo or a scene where Ron fights a wolverine on a nose-diving helicopter. We’re either going to shoot the movie in 3-D or 1/2 D.”
His previous assertion that we might see a custody battle as part of the sequel suggests a return to the role of Veronica Corningstone for Christina Applegate, but that's yet to be confirmed. Hopefully she'll be back, and perhaps she'll be joined by some of the actors who've proven themselves in subsequent McKay-Ferrell joints, including John C. Reilly, Adam Scott, Rob Riggle, and Danny McBride. Fingers crossed.
And, of course, here's the official image of Ferrell back in the figurative saddle, released earlier this week: