‘Ted 2′ Could Reach Theaters by Spring 2015

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ted 2 sequel release date Ted 2 Could Reach Theaters by Spring 2015

You may’ve heard by now that there are going to be a lot of cashcow sequels and franchise installments on the menu for moviegoers in 2015, with the top choices for geeks being tentpoles like The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII and Man of Steel 2 (a.k.a. Batman vs. Superman) – just to name a few of the blockbusters that will arrive during the competitive Summer movie season that year.

What about the rest of 2015, you ask? Well, actually, there are several noteworthy sequels, reboots and/or films based on lucrative pre-existing properties with multi-platform potential (see: Assassin’s Creed) that will be making a serious bid to separate you from your hard-earned cash – and now we can add yet another name to the Hollywood tentpole showdown: the comedy sequel Ted 2.

Ted, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, is the live-action writing/directing debut from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. In MacFarlane’s raunchy comedy – focused on the popular topic of arrested development – a young boy’s wish for his teddy bear (voiced by MacFarlane) to come to life is granted – only to cause trouble for him some 20-30 years later, when the boy grows up to become Mark Wahlberg and prefers to spend his free time getting high and partying with his stuffed-toy, foul-mouthed, (thunder-) buddy for life – much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, played by Mila Kunis.

Plans for a sequel to Ted were announced by Universal last year, but it wasn’t until this week that MacFarlane answered a question on Twitter – concerning the potential release date – with the message “We’re aiming for a 2015 Passover release date.” It wasn’t clear whether MacFarlane was being serious or just making one of his standard “inappropriate” jokes, so Screen Crush reached out to Universal and received confirmation: Ted 2 is tentatively slated for an April 2015 release date – with Friday April 3rd (i.e. the start of Passover) being a strong possibly, as far as the exact premiere date is concerned.

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It’s no secret by now that MacFarlane’s frequent pop culture-riffing and taboo-breaking approach to humor in his movies and TV shows isn’t for everyone (see: the negative reactions to his performances as host for the 2013 Academy Award ceremony). Having said that, Ted managed to earn solid reviews and grossed just under $550 million in theaters around the world, including $219 million in the U.S. In short: not everyone laughed during Ted until their sides began to ache, but a lot of people enjoyed the movie – and, therefore, will be more than glad to turn up for more of MacFarlane’s comedic madness in the sequel.

However, before that happens, MacFarlane will release his western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West – which he jokingly referred to on Twitter as “Hee Haww: The Motion Picture.” Meanwhile, Wahlberg and Kunis will need to finish with shooting on their respective upcoming sci-fi blockbusters – Transformers 4 and the Wachowski siblings’ Jupiter Ascending – before production on Ted 2 can get underway in time to hit theaters by Spring 2015. Everything else should be in place for the project to move forward at that point, given that six months have passed since Wahlberg confirmed that MacFarlane had begun to write the Ted sequel.

Are you looking forward to Ted 2? Or is one movie where Mark Mark gets his ass handed to him by a teddy bear enough for you?

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Ted 2 is slated to open in theaters in April 2015.

Source: Screen Crush

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  1. Another reason why 2015 is going to be an awesome year for movies.

  2. Yesss. I may be just posted up in theaters 2015, lol. I’m so prepared.

  3. So who else is starting to save their money for the influx of movies we’ll be getting in 2015 worth watching?

    • Count me in, Dazz.

    • Literally stashing spare change away in a plastic jug for movies in 2014. I can only hope I’m over compensating at this point….

      • Working overtime standing under that streetlight, you bet! This boy is gonna earn my movie-cash and then some (hey, thanx, lady, now I can afford popcorn as well!).

  4. Loved Ted! What’s the plot of this one?

  5. the thunder song was the best! haha

  6. I gotta save a lot of money for 2015 for movies & multiple showings,lol.

    I liked Patrick Warburton’s advice. You could put the ring in her a$$, let her fart to death. My last relationship lasted 6 months then she farted in her sleep & I was out of there,lol.

    Sorry, my bad I was sending a tweet,lol.

  7. After see the first Ted I have to wonder….Who the hell would put up money for a second disaster like that? Apparently there must be a lot of investors willing when you consider some of the other dumb ideas they keep throwing money away at.

    • It was a profit….and a lot of people found it funny as hell….so not much of a disaster.

  8. I like pretty much everything MacFarlane does but Ted was awfull.
    It was predictable, the one liners/jokes where substandard and childish and already spoiled to death by the trailers.

    I’m going to skip this one and instead go watch one of the other 1138 movies in 2015

  9. @Cizzaries Yeah I think investors would quite easily put up money for the sequel to an R-Rated Comedy that grossed over half a billion at the box office, and I enjoyed the movie a lot. It was far from a disaster.

    • 219 Million (Rounded) isn’t half a billion, but that was from Oct unless you have newer info. There was a 50 million budget, but I don’t know what the end cost was. I guess if you want to roll the dice on doing a sequal to a movie that had a lot of sub standard reviews by to the pros and the public, then that’s a crap shoot. I know they can hype the next one like this one, but I wouldn’t put money on people getting drawn back in a second time to any great degree.

      • 550 million world wide is half a billion…lol

    • On the other hand if they could talk Kunis in a few nude sceens I’m sure they’d do just fine…

      • She’s done a few at my house, and she does just fine!

  10. Teddy Bare? Buy him some clothes!

  11. Really didnt like Ted for some reason, wasnt the worst thing and was enjoyable enough but wouldnt ever watch it again.

  12. No thanks to the first movie. It was disgusting and dirty. I wont watch it and I am not going to watch this sequel either. Too immature and sicko!

  13. Look forward to it if Mila is returning.

  14. TED is one of the best movies I’ve ever watched … It’s very funny n respectful … Looking forward to watch the second movie ❤️❤️❤️ N for people who’s not gonna watch the 2nd one … I’m sure it’s their loss