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'Anchorman 2' casts 'X-Men' star James Marsden as Ron Burgundy nemesis

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James Marsden has joined Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

The 39-year-old will play a rival anchor and nemesis to Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy in the comedy sequel, according to Deadline.

James Marsden

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James Marsden

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy in 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'.

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy in 'Anchorman 2'



Marsden is best known for playing Cyclops in the X-Men film series, and has also starred in Enchanted, Superman Returns and 27 Dresses.

Bridesmaids actress Kristen Wiig was recently confirmed to be joining Anchorman 2 alongside returning stars such as Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner.

Terence Stamp was also reported to be wanted for a "Rupert Murdoch-type" role in the Adam McKay-directed follow-up.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues is due for release on December 20.

Watch Paul Rudd and Judd Apatow discussing Anchorman 2 with Digital Spy below:

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