Adam McKay Planning to Make 'Step Brothers 2' But Not Very Soon
Considering the fact that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues didn't quite live up to the 10 years of waiting fans had to do in order to see it hit the big screen, it's probably a safe bet that director Adam McKay won't be heading back into sequel territory again anytime soon. And that's exactly right, but that doesn't mean the comedy filmmaker doesn't have plans to return to one of his more revered comedies. Collider recently sat down with McKay for a chat and asked about the potential for a sequel to the 2008 comedy Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, and it's further along than you might have thought.
When asked about whether or not Step Brothers 2 would happen, McKay said:
“We have a whole story, an outline, that we’re happy with. We were ready to go, and you know the story of [how] we got the call on Anchorman 2. We’re not gonna do it now ‘cause we just did a sequel, I don’t wanna get into the sequel business too much. It was kind of a novelty to do one of them and it was certainly very interesting and I had never done anything like it. So I want to go make some original movies—or you know, The Big Short is an adaptation but do some different stuff. But who knows? Two to three years, three to four years. I mean the funny thing with 'Step Brothers' is if those guys are in their 50’s it still works, so we could easily return to that, but for now no sequels.”
So it sounds like the long process to get Anchorman 2 off the ground has McKay completely disinterested in sequels right now. That echoes the sentiments Will Ferrell expressed to Celebuzz last year on the same topic. Ferrell said they were planning a Step Brothers sequel before Anchorman 2 got off the ground, but since the latter ended up getting in front of cameras, they're not ready for another sequel just yet, "I think we're reticent to stepping into a thing where we're like, 'Oh, are we now just going to make sequels of everything we've done?' Maybe we're being too harsh on ourselves, but I would say not in the near future." So Step Brothers 2 could happen, but you're going to be waiting awhile.