Ted 2: Family Guy Creator Seth MacFarlane Back on the Big Screen with Mark Wahlberg in New Comedy Film for Adults

12:30 PM EST 1/10/2015 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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Universal Pictures' Ted 2, the sequel to 2012's box office hit Ted, is officially set for showing in theaters beginning June 26. As with the original film, Seth MacFarlane directs, co-wrote the script and co-produces the follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy movie of all time. He will also once more star as the voice of the magical teddy bear Ted.

Ted 2 continues the adventures and misadventures of John Bennet (portrayed by Mark Wahlberg) and MacFarlanes' Ted. Also returning for the sequel are Jessica Barth as Tami-Lynn, Ted's girlfriend and co-worker at the grocery store, and Patrick Warburton as Guy, John's co-worker at his office. The new cast for the sequel includes Amanda Seyfried as Samantha Jackson, plus Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Sam J. Jones, Dennis Haysbert, Richard Schiff, Michael Dorn, Curtis Stigers, John Slattery, David Hasselhoff, Tom Brady, Philip Casnoff, Nana Visitor, among others. Patrick Stewart will serve as the film's unseen narrator. It's been rumored that William Shatner will also be appearing in the film. It's also been rumored that Mila Kunis will be doing a cameo since in the first Ted, Wahlberg's John and Kunis' Lori were seen finally getting their wish of settling down and having a happy, peaceful married life together.

Principal photography for Ted 2 began on July 28 and ended on November 13. Filming locations included Los Angeles, California, where some of the scenes taken will be shown in the movie as the New York Comic-Con site.

Back in a 2012, in an interview with Collider, Mark Wahlberg raved about the upcoming Ted 2 movie saying, "Seth's ideas for the second one are sick. He comes from the world of episodic television so he knows how to tell the stories, man, in a way that most people don't." Seth MacFarlane is of course best known for his episodic animated adult TV shows Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show. The first Ted film made $549.4 million at the worldwide box office against a production budget of $50 million.

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