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Adam McKay's Amazing Anchorman 2 Trailer Breakdown Part II: The Sequel!
The Anchorman 2 director talks us through the trailer’s key moments

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Meet Harrison Ford's Mack Tannen

Adam McKay’s Amazing Anchorman 2 Trailer Breakdown Part II: The Sequel!

This is our first look at one of the most high-profile cameos in the movie (of which we’re aware; we expect a few big names to remain hidden up until release). Yes, it's Harrison Ford as Mack Tannen – “a strong American name, old school” – a legendary anchor who’s less than impressed with Ron.

McKay: “He’s basically an amalgam of all the old titans of broadcast news here in the States, the Walter Cronkites, the Brinkleys, all those guys who gave off massive gravitas in an age where the news was pretty serious business and those who reported the news viewed themselves as the fourth estate of government, and it was their sacred duty to monitor the powers that be. The exact opposite of Ron Burgundy, basically. Harrison has a couple of scenes in the movie. We went down the list of people we wanted and he was right at the top of the list, with that deep voice and how he just takes his time. He doesn’t hurry for anybody, he just radiates that kind of power and then the 12 year old in me was doing backflips that it was Han Solo and Indiana Jones. I couldn’t believe it. It’s a great combination!”

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1 it starts differently depending where you are
it starts with RTE news in Ireland not the BBC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAhR2v_BmIY More

Posted by Paddy Kieran on Friday October 25, 2013, 12:12

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I noticed this was (unsurprisingly) different on the US trailer and featured a US anchor More

Posted by mrwinky99 on Friday October 25, 2013, 10:03

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Getting a bit excited - gosh I hope this is good. Original is one of the great comedies, big pressure to live up to here. I love the idea on page 7 - releasing an alternate movie with new jokes in it. Can see this being a new trend, we already see 6 versions of trailers to try and get people watching as many as possible, why not the whole movie too? More

Posted by sifter132 on Thursday October 24, 2013, 22:59


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