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While Stephen Collins has yet to be charged with anything, the allegations against him appear to be serious enough that a major motion picture that had a small tie to him through a minor role felt compelled to act immediately and sever that connection.
In the picture, which Wahlberg uploaded to Twitter, the muscle-bound actor can be seen riding a motorcycle that is emblazoned with Flash Gordon’s logo. Ted 2 is set to be released next summer, and will see Amanda Seyfried replace Mila Kunis as Wahlberg’s love interest, while MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed teddy bear is expected to be as disgraceful as ever.
With a movie like Ted or, more relevant to this discussion, Ted 2, there are two types of casting, beyond confirmation of original stars returning: The kind we want to hear about and the kind we probably don't, and hopefully won't. The latter applies to the anticipated celebrity cameos whose arrivals play out best when you don't know they're coming.
Ted 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 26th, 2015, joining what could go down as the most stacked summer in the entire history of cinema
The upcoming sequel Ted 2 will hopefully reach the same heights of hilarity, but it’ll be doing it without one of the first film’s leads. Don’t worry, Mark Wahlberg is still there as John Bennett, but Amanda Seyfried will take over as the main female in his life.
Mark Wahlberg, who is attached to reprise his role as Bostonian John Bennett in the movie, has said that production on the sequel is looking to begin at the start of next summer, but we still don't know anything about the plot. McFarlane is coming back to direct and is co-writing the script with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild...
It’ll be rather exciting to see if Ted 2 can possibly top the first film’s box office numbers, since it absolutely blew up both domestically and internationally, raking in over $571 million worldwide by the end of its theatrical run. Those kinds of number are usually earned by sequels and comic book adaptations, not R-rated comedies.
Seth MacFarlane has always been a TV guy. Even before he became one of the biggest names in entertainment with shows like Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, he was part of the team over at Cartoon Network, writing for shows like Dexter’s Laboratory, and Johnny Bravo. But then 2012 came and completely reshaped his entire career.
Universal has been having a pretty stellar year. While they certainly have had their fair-share of flops, in the last eight months the studio has released five movies - Ted, The Lorax, Snow White and the Huntsman, Safe House and The Bourne Legacy - that have made over $100 million at the domestic box office. Naturally, their first reaction to this success is to keep doing more of the same thing.
When news first broke that Seth MacFarlane was making a movie, many doubted the writer's short attention span style of comedy would translate to the big screen. But the blow of taking on the longer format of film was softened by MacFarlane favoring his strengths. Ted centered on an overgrown goofball and his similarly stunted and unlikely best friend and blended elements of nostalgia with crude humor...