‘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.

Ted and The Bourne Legacy sequels are moving forward at 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 and stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton, Matt Walsh, Jessica Barth. The film is directed by Seth MacFarlane.

The Bourne Legacy was released August 10th, 2012 and stars Jeremy Renner, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, Edward Norton, Donna Murphy, Michael Chernus, Corey Stoll, Alice Gainer. The film is directed by Tony Gilroy.

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  1. WongFu

    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.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  2. Maria Shavzin

    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.

    2 years agoby @Maria-ShavzinFlag

  3. Jessica Todd Wagoner

    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.

    2 years agoby @Jessica-Todd-WagonerFlag

  4. Vinay Joshi

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

    2 years agoby @Vinay-JoshiFlag

  5. A7sus4

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

    3 years agoby @a7sus4Flag

  6. Dark-White-Knight

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

    3 years agoby @Dark-White-KnightFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

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

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. MovieManiac

    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.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  9. John M

    @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.

    3 years agoby @john-mFlag

  10. Superman81

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

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag


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

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  12. the MovieGhost

    @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

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag


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

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  14. TheDude1

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

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  15. John M

    @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.

    3 years agoby @john-mFlag


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

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  17. the MovieGhost

    @mcleve02 Some derpy troll wannabe, probably.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  18. the MovieGhost

    @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.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  19. jasdjqs

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

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    @SpeedyEric who the f*ck are you?

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @corey Are you sure he is crazy... I thought we all agreed that was @ghostman ... ;)

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @ Who the f*ck are you? I hope you don't mind.. I flagged you!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  23. Space101

    Haven't seen both movies yet, but I'm assuming it's a good sign if they want to make sequels...

    3 years agoby @space101Flag

  24. SherlockHolmes2009

    Ill be up for a TED sequel

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  25. CelluloidDreams

    A sequel to "Ted" ....Hmmmmm...I'm open loved the first film!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  26. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    I haven't seen either movie yet, but I'm way more interested in "Bourne" than "Ted."

    3 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  27. darkdream

    this is awesome news ted was funny as hell cant wait for the sequel and bourne legacy was good too but really slow of action

    3 years agoby @darkdreamFlag


    I'm down with a Bourne Legacy sequel, Ted not so much. It's funny for what it was, but ultimately forgettable.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  29. SpeedyEric

    @ghostman F*** you, Ted. You can suck MY d***.

    3 years agoby @SpeedyEricFlag

  30. Corey W.

    @bawnian-dexeus Ted was NOT forgettable. You're crazy! haha

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

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