Universal has confirmed that sequels are on the way for both Ted and The Bourne Legacy, as the studio looks to maximise all potential franchises.
Ted has racked up close to $400 million worldwide, having amassed a raft of solid reviews, and the studio is looking to fast-track a sequel to capitalise on the character's popularity. According to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke, the studio will move on a sequel, "as soon as we can".
The Bourne Legacy didn't turn in quite such a stellar performance, with its global gross clocking in at a more modest $182 million. That said, the studio clearly has plans for its rebooted action series.
"We're gonna follow Jeremy's character," revealed producer Frank Marshall. "Everything else is wide open. That's the great thing about this now. The table is set to go any direction we want to. But we will, I'm sure, follow Jeremy and see what happens. Jeremy and Rachel [Weisz]."
The studio also has plans to crank up its animated output to two films a year, with a sequel toDespicable Me in place for 2013, and a spin-off featuring the Minions expected the following year.
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