Filmmaker Adam McKay has confirmed that there are no plans for a third film in the “Anchorman” series, and likely no “Step Brothers” sequel either.
Speaking with Empire, McKay claims “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” is the last sequel he will ever make:
“It’s done. I think that’s it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy. No, that’s the last sequel we’re gonna do. There’s nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we’re releasing this alt version, we’re totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3.”
No chance even a decade from now? “I’m going to say definitely no. I’ll actually say it in this case!”
“Anchorman 2” made a robust $125 million at the domestic box office, but even with a costly and all-encompassing promotional tour the film only generated $44 million in international territories.