Steve Carell Hopes 'Anchorman 2' Will Be 'Exactly the Same'

Actor says his dim Brick Tamland character will 'devolve'

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Steve Carell talked about Anchorman 2 last night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where the actor shared some thoughts on the upcoming sequel and his famously dim-witted weatherman, Brick Tamland. Noting the original Anchorman was released more than 10 years ago, Carell hinted that Tamland will sink even further into idiocy. "He will not evolve. He will devolve," said Carell. "My hope with the movie was that it's going to be exactly the same. . . . Nobody changes."

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Anchorman 2, set for a December 20th release, reunites original cast members Carell, Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and David Koechner, as well as director Adam McKay. Kristen Wiig has also hopped on board, and Bleeding Cool points out a recent casting call that suggests John C. Reilly will make an appearance.