When Anchorman 2 hits theaters in about a month, you won’t have to worry about the fun being over when you leave the theaters. Not only can you buy the Anchorman 2 underwear, eat the Anchorman ice cream while driving in you Anchorman 2 car but you’ll also be able to revisit all the fun with your kids.
Director Adam McKay dropped a major spoiler to Collider during their set visit, explaining that Eon Burgundy has a own in the new film and that this will lead to a G-rated spinoff of the hit films.
I guess it’s out of the bag that Ron has a son [in 'Anchorman 2']? I mean, I guess it’s kinda out of the bag that Ron has a son? Or did I just let it out of the bag? I just let it out of the bag. So we wanted to do the adventures of his son, Walter Burgundy, and Baxter. And I actually pitched it to Adam Goodman at Paramount and he said, ‘That’s not a bad idea.’ So there’s a chance we might be doing a ‘Milo & Otis,’ G-rated, PG, ‘Adventures Of Walter And Baxter,’ which would be amazing.
Of course it’s not a bad idea, as if you tone down the language of the two Anchorman films, the jokes really aren’t that mind glowingly advanced. That’s part of the appeal of Anchorman as it’s an accessible style of comedy and one that Paramount apparently wants to adapt into a kids spinoff series.
But don’t hold your breath over a G-rated Anchorman spinoff getting fast tracked into production. Remember that it took almost a decade for us to get the Anchorman sequel green lit, so don’t expect Paramount to rush out a third.