Not too long ago Seth MacFarlane took to Twitter to announce that Ted 2, the sequel to his 2012 summer comedy, would arrive during April of 2015. Universal soon confirmed that indeed, the film would hit theatres on April 3rd. Now we’re hearing that the studio is moving some things around and the new date for the film is June 26th, 2015.
While the original Ted was a summer release, and did fantastic at the box office, I don’t think that putting the sequel into a summer slot is a smart move. The film is going to be competing with some very heavy hitters. In June we have Jurassic World and the Assassin’s Creed film, among others, and in July we have Batman vs. Superman, Terminator 5, Ant-Man and more. Plus, even though Avengers: Age of Ultron releases on May 1st, I’m sure that it will still be playing by the time Ted 2 hits theatres.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved Ted and am super excited about the sequel. I think it will probably bring in some decent box office business too. It’s just that by putting it the summer season, it may get overshadowed by some of the bigger blockbusters, whereas in April, it would probably have more of the spotlight.
What do you think? Will Ted 2 be able to hold its own come summer 2015? Let us know in the comments below.