The Video Description: Now, director Adam McKay is breaking his silence and spoke to Playlist about what we can expect from the sequel. He and Ferrell are currently working on re-writing the script and plans are still underway for filming to begin in March, though no official release date has been set.
As for the plot, the film will focus on the rise of the 24 hour news cycle and its effect on Ron and his fellow newscasters as well as the country as a whole. Though the plot will focus on important issues, McKay promises they aren’t going to be preachy as their top priority is making it funny.
And it’s not just laughs they will be going for. McKay revealed that they are also planning several musical numbers saying they originally planned to do the sequel as a Broadway musical.