Hit the jump for what McKay had to say about Anchorman 2, which is scheduled to begin shooting in February. [Update: THR reports that the movie is budgeted at $50 million (the first film cost $26 million), and Paramount is considering release dates ranging from Christmas 2013 to summer 2014. The sequel will also be a period piece like the original, but McKay wouldn't say what period.]
Speaking to Salon, McKay only provided the smallest bits of information about what might be in the new movie:
I don’t want to give away too much, but I’ll just give a couple pieces of ideas that we’ve kicked around. Keep in mind we’re still writing the story, but I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I’ll give you that. I’ll give you one other one: bowling for dollars.
So while it doesn’t seem like “custody battle” and “bowling for dollars” are etched in stone, McKay seems certain enough about their necessity that he’s willing to state those points on the record. I’m not sure where the “bowling for dollars” part factors in, but the “custody battle” comment reminds me of this deleted scene from Wake Up, Ron Burgundy! (An alternate movie with a different plot, and made entirely out of deleted scenes):