Sure, we'd heard the announcements and seen the teaser poster, but we didn't really, truly believe that a sequel to the funniest film of the noughties was ever actually going to happen – until now...
Yep, the greatest flute-tootin', dog-lovin', whisky-swiggin' TV newscaster in the history of mankind is returning to our cinemas – and we don't mind saying that, Ron, we're gonna put this out there, and if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back: we wanna be on you.
Details are still emerging of what the plot to Anchorman: The Legend Continues will entail, but writer/director Adam McKay has revealed that it'll be set around 1978/1979 (the first movie was apparently set in 1975) and will see Ron and his faithful Action News team struggling with all manner of seismic cultural shifts, including the arrival of 24-hour news channels and Latino and African-American anchormen.
"We know these guys never deal well with change," McKay told Empire, "and the good thing is, there's a big blast of change coming. We're going to be throwing a lot of innovation at them, and they're not going to handle it well."
Veronica Corningstone and Ron's faithful hound Baxter will be returning – and we can also expect another inter-news-team gang-fight scene. We can't wait. But unfortunately we'll have to, because it's not out until flippin' March 2014. Way to leave us trapped in a glass case of emotion, Ron!