Another big name actor has joined the cast of Ted 2. It’s being reported that Taken and The Grey star Liam Neeson has signed on to Seth MacFarlane‘s sequel, a follow-up to his 2012 live-action directorial debut.
Neeson joins Morgan Freeman, who was cast in the movie earlier this month, as well as fellow newcomer Amanda Seyfried and the first movie’s returning cast such as MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, and Mila Kunis.
The cast of Ted 2, the follow-up to Family Guy and American Dad! creator Seth MacFarlane‘s hit live-action directorial debut, has gained the services of a legend.
The Shawshank Redemption and Unforgiven star Morgan Freeman has joined the comedy, playing a civil rights lawyer who helps Ted, the loveable talking teddy bear with a bit of a potty mouth, when he gets into a little legal trouble.
2012 was a pretty successful year for Universal. The Bourne Legacy was a legitimate hit at the box office and the Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted was a smashing success. And because of their success, Universal wants to see more from those two films.
THR has learned that the studio is commissioning the development of sequels for both films. They also confirmed that Jeremy Renner would indeed be brought back to reprise Aaron Cross for a new Bourne movie, which could possibly lead up to that crossover with Jason Bourne, the film everyone is waiting for. Though that wasn’t confirmed, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said that we can expect to see another Bourne film get developed as soon as Fast Six runs its theatrical course.
When movies make money, the studios behind them make sequels. This is no secret. And with the summer’s biggest movies now behind us, it’s time to start looking at which of the movies we’ve seen released over the course of the past few months might be getting sequels.
Some are obvious, while others might come as a bit of a surprise. Continue reading to see what studios are looking at for potential sequels and which talent is already locked in.