During his visit to Jimmy Fallon on last night’s Tonight Show, Will Ferrell confirmed the news that on February 28th, an alternate R-rated version of Anchorman 2 will hit theaters for one week. The film will be notably longer than the 1 hour, 59 minute original and include a whopping additional 763 more jokes. Writer/director Adam McKay – who teased of the alternate Anchorman 2 idea back in October – released the following statement when the film was announced:
When my editor told me we had a whole different version of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked. But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theaters, I did a 1950’s spit take. If you’re a hardcore Anchorman fan go see this. If you’re not, stay very far away.