EXCLUSIVE: Steve Carell Talked To Will Ferrell Very Recently About ‘Anchorman 2′

“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” is in the running as one of the funniest comedies of the Aughts. This is a fact. Ever since the movie hit theaters in 2004, fans have been asking for a sequel. Unfortunately — for us, that is — the core crew of Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner have all gotten more famous. And busier. Which makes planning the asked-for sequel… difficult.

Not that it stops people from asking about it. Here at MTV, we’ve asked an assortment of players about sequel plans on a regular basis. Rudd told us in 2008 that the thought was to set everything in the ’80s. Ferrell revealed a year later that he’d be meeting with “all the guys” involved in making “Anchorman” a reality to talk about a sequel. Judd Apatow and Adam McKay have also chimed in, as recently as late last year.

MTV’s Josh Horowitz spoke with Carell at the press junket for “Date Night,” which hits theaters this Friday, and he put in his own two cents about what he knows of the long-awaited “Anchorman” sequel.

On where things are now…
“We’re all absolutely into it happening. [The first film] was fun. That was really fun to do. [But] they haven’t written a script yet. … I don’t think they’ve [even] decided on a story line yet.”

On speaking with star Will Ferrell…
“I spoke to Will about ’Anchorman 2′ about two weeks ago. We would all want to do another one.”

On his own hold-ups…
“There’s a script written for ’Get Smart 2′ that may or may not be made at some point. I think it turned out well. I think the script is good. It’s just a matter of whether [the studio is] going to pull the trigger on it.”

For the rest of the report, head over to the full article on MTV.com.