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Sneak Peek: 'Anchorman 2' trailer hits movie theaters

Wednesday - 5/16/2012, 2:40pm  ET

WASHINGTON - In the words of Ron Burgundy:

"Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you're doing and listen."

A poster for the much-anticipated sequel to the 2004 movie, "Anchorman," is stirring excitement among fans of the swashbuckling newsperson. Even more exciting is the fact that a trailer to the movie is now playing before screenings of Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator."

Entertainment Weekly reports the one-minute clip seems to indicate the official title of the new film is "Anchorman: The Legend Continues."

The news is so big, Burgundy himself took a break from drinking his "scotchy, scotch, scotch, scotch" to make the announcement on Twitter:

The same day, Anchorman director Adam McKay also took to his Twitter account with a more cryptic message:

Burgundy made the original announcement about the sequel in late March, when he appeared on Conan O'Brien's talk show.

"I want to announce this to everyone here in the Americas -- to our friends in Spain, Turkey and the U.K., including England -- that as of 0-900 Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel to 'Anchorman,'" Burgundy said, before launching into a flute performance with Conan O'Brien's band.

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