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Plans for 'Bourne Legacy' and 'Ted' Sequels Confirmed by Universal

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September 13, 2012
Source: THR

Bourne Legacy / Ted

This year Universal found box office success with their franchise spin-off The Bourne Legacy (even without Matt Damon to boost the film) and the directorial and big screen acting debut of "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, and it sounds like the studio is officially ready for more. THR has word that Universal confirmed development and plans for a sequel to The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner and also a rare comedy sequel for Ted. However, details on both sequels were obviously not revealed as it's still early for either sequel to take big steps towards going into production. But the good news is they're coming.

Frankly, The Bourne Legacy was a bit of a disappointment. It didn't capture the same thrills or streamlined writing as the original franchise and felt hindered by its ties to the Matt Damon trilogy. The only way I'm going to get excited about a new Bourne Legacy is if they team-up Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner to take down the whole damn system, something producer Frank Marshall talked about before the film was released. I'd also be interested to see if Rachel Weisz gets killed off in the same way that Franka Potente was in The Bourne Supremacy. The real problem is that in a year and a half, Renner will be busy reprising his role as Hawkeye in The Avengers 2, so it might be a couple years before it comes together.

Meanwhile, with Ted, the comedy was one of the surprising hits of the summer. Though it had some of the staple Seth MacFarlane "Family Guy" humor, he also added a lot of heart and wit that made it feel like some sort of subtle parody of family films from the 80s. Wahlberg showed great comedic chops and having him team up with MacFarlane again will be a real treat. My only request is that there's some sort of role for Giovanni Ribisi again since he stole every scene in which he appeared. Of course, it's also going to be hard to top Flash Gordon in the sequel, which would likely benefit from hitting the road for the next story.

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  • Really, 'TBL' was a hit? It's yet to hit the $200 million mark globally and it cost $125 million to make and market.
    • sidsbowl
      Actually the production cost was $125 million. Box office mojo said the ad budget was another $100 million.
    • AmberRoseGarden
      The article is full of fail.
  • jim
    would prefer McFarland to write/direct a new original film... But I thought Ted was pretty funny, so why not?
  • james
    Delighted to see a sequel to Bourne Legacy..loved the film. Can't see what happens next. Hope they don't kill off Weisz though..she is not disposable and forgettable like Famke
    • Dominic A
      Ahhh the lone contrarian here , i'll help you : it was ok to me, couple questionable plot holes but better than average . I , plotwise , actually WOULD like Weisz's character killed but i guess u blame the writers for such a clueless scientist . and as was mentioned here , it's just part one of a trilogy that will only get better , no story about the 2nd one getting greenlighted ....
  • sidsbowl
    The fan rating for B Legacy is a measly 57 on rottentomatoes, so they must already have Matt Damon on board for the sequel. Otherwise, it's a nonstarter.
  • OfficialJab
    Fuck yeah, Ted 2. Didn't see Legacy yet, but it looked very good. I hope Damon will be a good sport and help out. By the way, please call it Ted 2.
  • AmberRoseGarden
    Universal confirmed they would work on more Bourne movies. They didn't say that they were making a direct sequel to Bourne Legacy. And Bourne Legacy is not a hit yet. Could be after all foreign markets are in. But it's not a hit yet. Your article is pretty bad. You are misleading the public with this article.
  • max
    Bourne movies ended for me with Ultimatum. A very successful trilogy, artistically and financially. A rare thing from modern Hollywood.
  • bill
    marie didnot realy die, it was a cia plot to draw him out.they reunite in a hospital setting or they both were led to beleave that the other was deseased in the jeep crash.boune and marie reunite again in europe or an isolated area.franka potente must return as marie for this story to contiue.time lapse would be two years, from the accident in india.both damon and potente need to exercise for an appearence that is similar to the first two films. this reunites the audience with the characters they fell in love with.they servive with the help of pam the honest cia agent who actually finds marie for burne. what a story.i realy need to see franka potente again in that role.for mat she is the only one that can pull this story line off.
  • riggsby
    I loved the BL.I thought it was a great transition to keep the story rolling as greengrass and Damon were out of it! A difficult task expertly done!Looking forward to the next installment
  • carlito9
    i would like to see matt damon return and beat jeremy up in the new sequel
  • MovieMad
    I don't know, I think more people liked it than what really showed. We got to take into account the people who didn't rate it online or watched it after it was released to fine that it wasn't that bad. I like the Renner/Weisz team and i hope it is continued. I wouldn't want to see her killed off, i think they would loose fan base then.

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