James Marsden Joins ‘Anchorman 2′ as a Rival News Anchor
James Marsden is the second new actor to be added to the Anchorman 2 cast after Kristen Wiig was hired to play Brick Tamland’s love interest earlier this month. Deadline reports that Marsden’s character is a rival anchor and nemesis to Ron Burgundy. Marsden, probably best known for playing Cyclops in the X-Men movies, has tons of background in comedy, having appeared in 30 Rock, Modern Family, and Death at a Funeral. Anchorman 2 plot details are being kept under wraps, but we do know that the movie takes place in 1978 and will tackle the birth of the 24-hour news cycle and increased diversity in TV news. There’s no word on whether Marsden will be the film’s lone villain or whether he’ll be part of a larger group of bad guy news anchors. Expect these details to be parceled out little by little until the movie comes out December 20th.