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17th Sep 2018

Jack Black wants to make another film with his Anchorman co-star Will Ferrell

Paul Moore

Jack Black

This needs to happen. Someone call Baxter.

By the beard of Zeus!

While the epic Anchorman broadcast fight that escalated quickly – it really did jump up a notch – featured a plethora of memorable supporting characters who wanted blood, one person managed to beat the entire Channel 4 News Team.

That accolade falls to Jack Black’s burrito-hating, motorcycle-riding and Baxter-kicking character.

To be fair, Burgundy’s wanton disregard for road safety and burritos did make him public enemy number one because Black’s pissed-off biker was entirely justified in saying: “I want you to fix my chopper before I stomp your goofy ass!”

Burgundy may have wanted a fight – he did have Jack Johnson and Tom O’Leary lined up and ready to go – but Black got the last laugh after he booted Baxter off the bridge.

In the aftermath of the event, Ron was late to read the news, Veronica took over and Burgundy’s descent into the madness began. He really was trapped in a ‘glass case of emotion’.

Well, it appears that we could be set for a mini-Anchorman reunion because Jack Black has forgiven Ferrell’s character after ‘BurritoGate’ and exclusively revealed to JOE that he really wants to work with the gifted comedian again…

In Black’s new film, The House With A Clock In Its Walls, the star of High Fidelity and King Kong is at his madcap, high energy and charismatic best as he exchanges some brilliant one-liners and insults with the superb Cate Blanchett.

FYI, the two-time Oscar winner knows how to get free pints in an Irish bar too.

As for the film, the magical adventure tells the tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle (Jack Black) in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life as a secret world of warlocks and witches comes to the fore when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

Without giving too much away, there’s a scene where Black plays the saxophone and absolutely gives it socks. On that note, we couldn’t help but think of a certain journalist and his love for playing the jazz flute.

“It was the first time that I had ever played saxophone and I know what you’re thinking; ‘those sweet melodic sounds had to be from a master saxophonist’. My sister is actually a really great saxophone player and she was there to consult me. I don’t think Will was really playing the flute in that scene, but thank you! That’s one of my favourite ever scenes,” said Black.

When asked about the potential of working again with Will Ferrell, here’s what Black had to say: “Oh yeah, I had good times with Will. That’s the only time I’ve been in a Will Ferrell joint and I’ve always hoped that our paths will cross again.”

Great Odin’s raven, make this happen!

The House With A Clock In Its Walls is released in Irish cinemas on 21 September.

Clip via Entertainment One UK

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