UPDATE: Ron Burgundy himself has confirmed that a teaser trailer for "Anchorman 2" will be featured before "The Dictator," which will commence with its glorious U.S. screenings on Wednesday, May 16 at 12:01 a.m.
Mr. Burgundy made the announcement via Twitter:
"Don't get Twirter. Anchorman2 teaser w Dictator tom night. Dont know what a teaser is. World is crazy? Having a scotch."
We don't get it either, Ron. And it sure is good to have you back.
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Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen are known for pushing the boundaries of what is possible with comedy, so it's only fitting that indieWire is reporting that a a teaser trailer for "Anchorman 2" will air before screenings of "The Dictator" even though "Anchorman 2" hasn't even been written yet, much less filmed.
A joke that literally shatters the space-time continuum? Now that's what we call pushing the boundaries of comedy.
Of course, this is merely a rumor at this point. But multiple sources are indicating that Ferrell has teamed up with "Anchorman 2" co-writer Adam McKay to film a special sneak peek trailer featuring the entire "Anchorman" gang. And the main source of this rumor? Well, McKay himself, naturally.
"See 'The Dictator' (I worked on it and it's crazy funny), in addition to 'Campaign' trailer with Zach and Will there's another treat before it," McKay tweeted earlier today (Zach, of course, is Zach Galifianakis, Ferrell's co-star in the upcoming comedy "Campaign").
So just what will fans get to see in this surprise "Anchorman 2" teaser? That much, at least, is still being kept under wraps. But one thing is clear: Whatever it is, it's going to push the envelope.
Ferrell and Cohen wouldn't have it any other way.
Originally published on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:25 p.m. ET.