Not only has the original movie become a modern classic, the anticipating for this long-awaited sequel to 2004’s Anchorman is finally approaching! The official trailer was released this week and I absolutely did a double-take (and then triple-take) at the 1:03 mark.
Okay. As I’ve mentioned before – and everyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed with him – I’m a HUGE James Marsden fan. And yet, how did I not stalk his IMDB page to see that he was going to be in this movie!?!?! His cameo in the first Zoolander had blown my mind at the time (he played John Wilkes Booth for a 2 second sight gag) but this definitely takes the cake! I’m so excited to see his comedic talents in the spotlight with such a big role in the movie. No more cameos for you, Jimmy – you’re Burgundy’s nemesis now!
This certainly isn’t his first foray into comedy though. He had the chance to flex his funny with roles in Death at a Funeral, Enchanted, an episode of Modern Family and most recently as Criss, Liz Lemon’s beau on 30 Rock. With Anchorman 2, he definitely looks the super 80’s-smarmy part in the 2 seconds that he’s onscreen in the trailer. In all honesty, my initial viewing of the trailer had me thinking it was Rob Lowe’s character from Parks & Rec for a moment. I already couldn’t wait for the Anchorman sequel, but now I really can’t wait till December!