With the ensemble cast from the hugely successful first Anchorman assembled, Anchorman: The Legend Continues will only fail if it has a bad script surely, and the addition of Bridesmaids star Wiig, reported by CNN, can only be a good thing. Director and co-screenwriter Adam McKay revealed the news of Wiig’s joining on his Facebook page, with Christina Applegate expressing her joy that Wiig was joining on Twitter, writing "So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made."
The new Anchorman is scheduled to open on December 20, 2013 and it had to be said that optimism in the camp appears to be high, with many of the cast strongly believing they can equal the heights of the original film back in 2004. "I think it's such a great ensemble piece that I would hope that our roles are the same as they were the first time around," one of the co-stars Steve Carell said to CNN. "The storyline is going to be different, but I hope the people in it are exactly the same."