'Ted', 'The Bourne Legacy' sequels confirmed

When it comes to Seth MacFarlane's hysterical, foul-mouthed hybrid comedy Ted, Universal found themselves with their biggest surprise hit of the year. The film made north of $350M, almost unheard of for an R-rated comedy with an unproven big screen director. On the other hand, The Bourne Legacy's $180M+ haul wasn't really a surprise, but more like a deep sigh of relief. The total isn't amazing by any means, but it's not that far off from what Matt Damon did with The Bourne Identity, and that means people will pay to see more of Jeremy Renner in the lead.

So what does all this good news equate to? More movies, of course. Sequels are where the money's at, and today NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke confirmed that we'll be getting follow-ups to both films as soon as possible. We've actually heard quite a lot about Bourne already, with producer Frank Marshall saying a fifth film would follow Renner's Aaron Cross character. As for Ted, it'll be interesting to see who comes back for it. Wahlberg's always a busy guy, and the same goes for Mila Kunis at this point. I wouldn't be surprised if she's written out in order to put more focus on the buddy duo, which is where the most laughs came from anyway. This is all speculation on my part, though.

It's anybody's guess when either movie will happen, but in regards to Ted 2, Burke said it'll be "as soon as we can". Sounds like a priority deal to me. [THR]