McKay: Get Affleck on Anchorman 3
Anchorman director Adam McKay has revealed he would like Paul Giamatti and Ben Affleck appear in the third film if it happens.
A-list stars Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Sacha Baron Cohen and Kanye West made cameos in the sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and Adam - who co-wrote the comedy with leading man Will Ferrell - has no intention of stopping while they're ahead.
The filmmaker said: "If the fans told us they wanted a third one, we would consider it. I would go back to the formula of the first one. But maybe this is it. We don't know.
"I would love to see Paul Giamatti. He's definitely an actor I want to work with. Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck would be really great - Ben could play a killer anchor," he added.
Producer Judd Apatow would like to feature some Oscar winners. He said: " The third film really depends on if I go bankrupt personally and I just need money really badly, and then we'll force it to happen - to feed me. (I'd like to see) Christian Bale and Daniel Day-Lewis."
Will has reprised his role in the follow-up, which comes nine years since the first film, alongside returning co-stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate.
Both Steve and Paul were keeping their cards close to their chests when it came to discussing a third film.
Steve said: "The movie just wasn't that big a success when it first came out so it didn't really warrant any sort of sequel at the time. Who knows? We'll see how this one goes."
Paul joked that the wait would be even longer, saying: "It would be 18 years. We're going to double it."
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens in cinemas on December 18.