Kristen Wiig in MacGruber
Things have changed in the Anchorman universe; while the first movie is set in the early 1970s, the second movie takes place at the end of the decade when the 24 hour news cycle is introduced. The movie's director Adam McKay recently opened up about the movie's setting - he said:
"We know these guys never deal well with change, and the good thing is that there’s a big blast of change coming, according to the regular timeline. We’re going to be throwing a lot of innovation at them, and they’re not going to handle it well… It’s right when all the news started changing with the 24-hours news cycle in ’78 or ’79. All of a sudden, local news stations diversified and had Latino anchors and African-American anchors, and any time you’re talking about diversity and the Action News team, that’s always fun to deal with.”
We're really hoping that Kristen's character is a news reporter or an anchorwoman. We think she could give Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) a run for her money! Bring on the catfights...