After the massive success of Ted, Universal was quick to sign Seth MacFarlane to make a sequel. However with his TV shows to run and a new live action film, A Million Ways To Die In The West, in post-production, it hasn’t been clear when he’d return to talking teddy bears.
Now MacFarlane has revealed on his Twitter page this week that he is aiming to release the comedy sequel Ted 2 in the spring of 2015. He said, ‘RT @JohnnyMctardo: @SethMacFarlane when is Ted 2? // We’re aiming for a 2015 Passover release date.’
Passover begins on Friday, April 3 in the 2015, which is also Easter weekend. It also means it’ll arrive ahead of what’s lining up to be a ridiculously massive and competitive summer movie seasons, with films such as Star Wars: Episode VII, Man of Steel 2 (with Batman), Jurassic Park IV and The Avengers: Age of Ultron slated for release that year.
Seth MacFarlane is expected to return as writer-director and the voice of Ted, along with Mark Wahlberg as John Bennett. Seth MacFarlane co-wrote the original Ted screenplay with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, who are also expected to return the sequel.