Universal Moves 'Ted' into June 29th Slot Vacated by 'G.I. Joe' Sequel
Yesterday the blockbuster world was shaken as Paramount Pictures announced it was moving back this summer's release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation to March 29th, 2013. The reason was apparently for a 3D post-conversion, but Dwayne Johnson recently indicated new scenes designed specifically for 3D, and that means Paramount just isn't happy with the film. But the studio's loss is Universal's gain as they have decided (via ComingSoon) to move Seth MacFarlane's comedy Ted into the June 29th slot vacated by the Hasbro branded sequel. And their competition for the male demographic that weekend won't be stiff at all.
Opening the weekend of June 29th is Magic Mike (for the ladies), People Like Us (not exactly geared towards young men) and Madea's Witness Protection, which already has a close following of Tyler Perry fans. So for a comedy from the creator of "Family Guy" to drop in, that basically will seal the younger male demographic, which is one of the more coveted line-ups at the box office. Honestly, the trailers have me pretty excited about the film, even if it's the same humor we see from McFarlane on TV already. It just looks like Wahlberg is having a blast, Mila Kunis is gorgeous, and that bear is raunchy and hilarious.
Here's the red band trailer again to refresh your memory:
A story centered on John (Wahlberg) and his teddy bear, who comes to life as a result of a childhood wish.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In this original new comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett, a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear (created with computer animation) who came to life as the result of a wish and has refused to leave his side. Patrick Warburton, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale, Laura Vandervoort and more also star in this. Ted lands in theaters everywhere on June 29th.