Ah, slowly but surely the plot of Anchorman: The Legend Continues is coming together. Even though my excitement is at a personal high for the film’s release later this year (after the recent casting of Harrison Ford, how could it NOT be), we still know very little about the plot of the film itself. Little things are starting to come together as more actors are brought on and more set photos are being released (like the fact that the film will take place at least partially in New York and that James Marsdan is playing Ron Burgundy’s new nemesis), but now we have our first real big hint at the film’s main plot, for it seems there will be another new character involved in all the news reporting shenanigan: Ron Burgundy’s child.
Yahoo Movies released the new set photo, with tantalizingly hints that Ron Burgundy might be with child in Anchorman 2. Check it out below:
So yeah, this is far from a confirmation that the boy in question is Ron Burgandy’s son…but there is a lot reasons why this could be the case. First of all, he certainly looks a hell of a lot like Ron—all that’s missing is a mini mustache. Secondly, Adam McKay mentioned last year that part of the film’s plot would center on a “custody battle.” Here’s the exact quote from Salon:
I don’t want to give away too much, but I’ll just give a couple pieces of ideas that we’ve kicked around. Keep in mind we’re still writing the story, but I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle.
Yeah, it’s a lot of conclusions to draw from one picture, but it seems like that is indeed Ron Burgundy’s child in this new picture. And honestly, I think that’s awesome. One of the great thing about Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone’s relationship is that, despite having chemistry with each other and being “in love”, they’re way more fun when scheming against each other. I don’t know about you, but a custody battle for their child seems like a pretty good way of bringing out the competitive nature in both of them. Either way, I can’t wait for the film’s release on December 20, 2013.