McKay will return as director and Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are expected to return when production is entered later in the year.
The prospect of a sequel has been hanging around like a really bad smell for a while. In 2010 McKay discussed the status of the sequel claiming that he would love to do a musical with the team. At the time he mentioned the success of The Hangover as a new measure of quality and it could be that with Bridesmaids doing so well there’s a new market for the studios to sell to, hence the sequel.
Burgundy himself appeared on Conan O’Brien’s show to make the announcement in the best way possible: with a flute intro. Check it out below.
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