If we learned anything from Tuesday’s raucous “MTV First: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” — featuring stars Steve Carell and Jim Carrey— it’s that it will take more than a little magic to conjure any salient details regarding the former’s highly anticipated (not to mention, highly secretive) comedy “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.”
“Nothing. Nothing. I can’t tell you anything. Don’t. Stop digging,” Carell insisted when host Josh Horowitz asked what fans of Ron Burgundy and his Channel 4 News team could expect from the sequel.
Carell’s response was similar when Horowitz asked about the possibility of the ever air-headed Brick Tamland singing in the film, though Carell opened up rather briefly about how humorous the script is.
“Stop digging,” he reiterated, adding: “The whole musical idea — they wanted it to be a Broadway musical and that fell by the wayside very quickly. But it’s funny, I can tell you that.”
“Burt Wonderstone” isn’t Carell and Carrey’s first collaboration (see: “Bruce Almighty,” “Horton Hears a Who!”), and it might not be their last. When Horowitz brought up Carrey’s “Dumb and Dumber” character, Lloyd Christmas, in the context of Carell’s equally dumb Tamland, it seemed to inspire Carrey’s creative juices.
“We should make a mash-up,” Carrey suggested. “It will be like an old monster movie — ’Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man.’ ”
“Want to do a cameo?” Carell whispered to Carrey. “Do a cameo as Lloyd? Come and meet Brick?”
“Maybe I will do a cameo in that movie. You never know!” Carrey said.
And now that we’re on the topic: What of that long-gestating “Dumb and Dumber” sequel?
“If they stop peeing on themselves long enough to make a decision, I’m in,” Carrey said. “I think it’s probably going to happen someday down the road. I’d like it to happen, so don’t blame me. I want it. Oh, I want it bad.”
“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” hits theaters March 15.