‘Ted’ and ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Sequels Confirmed by Universal

NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke reveals that they want to get the ‘Ted’ sequel up and running as soon as they can.
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‘Ted’ and ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Sequels Confirmed by Universal

Ted and The Bourne Legacy sequels are moving forward at Universal Universal Pictures is aiming to make sequels from two of its biggest summer hits, the raunchy R-rated comedy Ted and the action-thriller spin-off The Bourne Legacy. NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke spoke at the 2012 Media, Communications & Technology conference in Los Angeles earlier today, where he revealed that the film division needs, "franchises and animation" to achieve a level of stability.

They already have an uber-popular franchise in The Fast and the Furious, with the latest installment, The Fast and the Furious 6, currently in production and set for release next summer. The executive also revealed that fans should expect a sequel to The Bourne Legacy, which has taken in over $180 million worldwide in just over a month.

Ted, directed by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, was the biggest surprise hit this summer, taking in a whopping $394 million worldwide. Steve Burke revealed that they want to get a sequel going, "as soon as we can." Back in July, Seth MacFarlane said he would be open to making a sequel, although it isn't known if he is working on the screenplay yet.

As for the animation side of the studio, they eventually want to release two animated movies per year, as opposed to their current model of one film every 18 months.

Ted was released June 29th, 2012.

The Bourne Legacy was released August 10th, 2012.

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  • instead8909 • 2 years ago

    Have not seen Ted yet, it's my type of humor and I've seen and loved Legacy. Renner is one of those actors I like to watch.

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    • Maria-Shavzin • 2 years ago

      Still haven't seen Ted. Sequel to Legacy is a no brainer. It was the best of the Bourne Films. It may not work for some old fans, but it will for most, and it will create new ones that have not been interested in the Bourne series until now.

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      • Jessica-Todd-Wagoner • 2 years ago

        Loved the Bourne Legacy can not wait for the next one. Loved Jeremy Renner, didn't think I would like him but wow just awesome. Love all of the action and the concept. I have not since Ted.

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        • Vinay-Joshi • 2 years ago

          `feels good to know that their is going to be a sequel for the bourne legacy

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          • a7sus4 • 3 years ago

            In my opinion both of these movies were duds, but I'd certainly take Ted over The Bouring Legacy.

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            • Dark-White-Knight • 3 years ago

              Ted unnecessary sequel hilarious movie, but not needed, Bourne sequel no prob.

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              • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                There's a difference between disappointment and hate >.>

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                • moviemaniac66 • 3 years ago

                  Not the biggest fan of Ted (Felt like the focus was too much on Wahlberg and Kunis and less on Ted himself which was a dissapointment) and never watched the Bourne Legacy.

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                  • john-m • 3 years ago

                    @the-movieghost: I think that would be hard since all the novels that follow The Bourne Ultimatum follow Jason Bourne. Also if you look at Gilory's writing credits you'll see that he's only ever done adaptations of someone elses work. I mention that in my review of the film.

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                    • superman81 • 3 years ago

                      Ted was awesome, keep hating haters. Ted made bank and was liked by critics.

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                      • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                        @the-movieghost Yes it is... that and the occasional troll that pops up here and there for us to chase away! haha

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                        • the-movieghost • 3 years ago

                          @john-m Oh right, I'd forgotten about that. But that makes me wonder why he couldn't just adapt the Novel to Renner's character. Though I'm not certain how difficult that would be since I haven't read it.

                          @mcleve02 Isn't it though? That's one of the great things about @movieweb

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                          • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                            haha it's really funny to read the mix of opinions in this article! haha

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                            • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                              Hell no to a sequel of Ted. I'm good with a sequel to The Bourne Legacy.

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                              • john-m • 3 years ago

                                @the-movieghost: The reason why he did a good job writing was because he had such a great source material, and wasn't trying to create his own story and characters which he tried to do with this film.

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                                • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                                  @the-movieghost Some punk ass who just runs his mouth for no reason... haha

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                                  • the-movieghost • 3 years ago

                                    @mcleve02 Some derpy troll wannabe, probably.

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                                    • the-movieghost • 3 years ago

                                      @john-m I say a better Director and have someone to reign in Gilroy when it's needed. Remember, Gilroy did the screenplays for all three Damon Bourne movies.

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                                      • jasdjqs • 3 years ago

                                        Yeah for Ted, Last Bourne Movie was not too bad, Hope they have both weapons Cross and Jason

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                                        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                                          @SpeedyEric who the f*ck are you?

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