Ted 2 brings back Mark Wahlberg as John Bennett, along with his childhood teddy bear, Ted (voice of Seth MacFarlane), for another raunchy comedic outing from the minds behind Family Guy – as thoroughly depicted in the new red-band trailer above.
In the sequel, Ted and his lady Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) want to have their first child – something anatomically impossible for Ted, being that he (as a Teddy Bear) has no genitalia. To (e)rectify that situation, John and Ted go on a sperm search for a donor who will create one kick-ass kid for Ted. Things take a further twist when the government requires Ted to prove he is a person (not property), and therefore eligible for fatherhood.
Ted 2 pretty much looks like Ted 1, with the noticeable absence of Mila Kunis’ character, Lori, who apparently did NOT live happily ever after with a more responsible John. If anything, this trailer’s humorous homage to the Law & Order theme song suggests that John never really grew up at all – which kind of invalidates the story arc of the first film. But since this is a low-brow raunch-com we’re talking about, thematic cohesion or character arc logic probably aren’t that high on the list of priorities for most viewers paying ticket prices to watch the sequel.
MacFarlane will once again write and direct the film, with help from his Family Guy, Ted and A Million Ways to Die in the West collaborators – so if don’t like that show and/or didn’t enjoy those films, Ted 2 won’t likely do anything to change your mind. However, the film will have a lot of fun celebrity cameos (like most MacFarlane projects); in this trailer we see that Tom Brady, Morgan Freeman and Amanda Seyfried all cameo – with a lot more fun appearances listed in IMDb.
Ted 2 will be in theaters on June 26th.