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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Beat the Hell Out of Sacha Baron Cohen in New 'Anchorman 2' Set Pic

By Michael Arbeiter, Hollywood Staff

Even as we eagerly await the arrival of Anchorman: The Legend Continues, we're bound to worry just how well the sequel will hold up. Some think the best option would be to vie for something new and fresh, avoiding the deep well of the original's gags for call-back laughter. But we can't expect the sequel to breeze through without at least a few scenes or jokes that are reminiscent of Anchorman. There might not be another performance of ''Afternoon Delight,'' nor a second ride through Pleasure Town, but there appears to at least be a follow-up to the famous cameo-laden news anchor brawl. This one involves Will Ferrell friends Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Last time around, Ron Burgundy's Channel 4 News team faced off with the likes of Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, Ben Stiller, and Tim Robbins in a deadly battle royale. This time, new stars are joining in... to kick the crap out of other new stars.

As we can see from the below picture, snapped on the set of Anchorman 2, Fey and Poehler, both draped in news anchor attire and armed with crowbars, are beating the hell out of a similarly clad Baron Cohen (with whom Ferrell worked in Talladega Nights).

We don't know if this fight will escalate to the proportions of Anchorman's explosive melee, or if it will involve some more familiar faces... but we are excited to learn why Baron Cohen's character earned this degree of wrath from the SNL vets in question, and if the surprise guests will be popping up in any other Anchorman 2 scenes. What do you think - should we looking forward to a revival of the old Weekend Update formula?

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