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Monday 22 September 2014

Ted 2 gets release date of 2015

Mark Wahlberg will be back for Ted 2

Seth MacFarlane's Ted sequel will return to cinemas in June 2015, Universal Studios have confirmed.

Mark Wahlberg will reprise his role as immature John Bennett, alongside his not-so-cuddly teddy bear sidekick Ted (voiced by Seth), for the eagerly awaited follow-up, reported The Wrap.

Seth - who made his directing debut in the first film, which he also wrote and co-produced - will return in all four capacities again for the next instalment.

The 39-year-old - the brains behind Family Guy and American Dad! - has been hard at work with his second film, the Western A Million Ways To Die In The West, starring himself with Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson.

Ted, which also starred Mila Kunis, Joel McHale and Giovanni Ribisi, was a huge box office success when it was released in 2012 and became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.

The film's opening theme tune, Everybody Needs A Best Friend, received an Oscar nomination for best original song, although it lost out to Adele's title track to the James Bond film Skyfall.

Mark previously confirmed that a sequel was in the works.

He told US talk show host Anderson Cooper: "There is a Ted 2. We've already locked a deal. They're off writing now and I've never done a sequel before, but I have just so much confidence in Seth. He's such a talented and funny guy."

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