Christina Applegate is back! She will be reprising her role as Veronica Corningstone in Anchorman 2: The Quest for More Money.
After Will Ferrell dressed up as Ron Burgundy and announced that “Anchorman 2″ was a reality (sending an army of “Anchorman” fans into hysterics), the first plot detail that co-writer/director Adam McKay revealed was that it might contain a custody battle and, possibly, “bowling for dollars.” The former would assume that Christina Applegate was set to return as Veronica Corningstone to have some kind of custody battle with Burgundy, yet when the teaser poster and two teaser trailers arrived, only Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner appeared. Not to worry, Applegate will be returning as well.
Koechner was the first to spill the news, telling E! Online that Applegate was a “yes” to return, and then the actress’ reps confirmed the news to Celebuzz. Koechner also confirmed that the sequel would be “set around the advent of the 24-hour news channel,” something McKay revealed to be true in April. “All of a sudden, local news stations diversified and had Latino anchors and African-American anchors, and any time you’re talking about diversity and the Action News team, that’s always fun to deal with,” said McKay at the time.
It’s always usually (un)interesting to see what happens in the sequel to a flick like Anchorman. You see, the dumb ass blundering protagonist learns his emotional lesson by the end of the original film. Of course this creates a problem, because most of the comedy in the film comes from his density. Where to go? Usually, the character just regresses. We will see how Anchorman 2 handles it.