It looks like everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed children’s toy is back for another adventure with his Thunder Buddy. After years of anticipation, Universal has finally released the first official trailer for “Ted 2,” the sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s massively successful 2012 comedy.
The first trailer was surprisingly jam-packed with details about the film’s plot, as well as some very solid toilet humor. Below are six things fans may have missed in the first “Ted 2” trailer.
Ted’s Getting Hitched
This time around, the parenting bug has bitten Ted (MacFarlane). After marrying his girlfriend from the first movie, the one with the “white trash name,” Ted tells his best friend that he and Tami-Lynn (ha!) are in need of a sperm donor so that they can have a child – You know, because Ted is a bear without genitals. Obviously he turns to his best friend, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) for help, but not after some serious wedding festivities, complete with Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones) officiating.
New Character Sam L. Jackson
Not THAT Sam L. Jackson. Ted’s quest to have a child leads him into a sticky courtroom battle. It was established in the first movie that a child’s magical wish brought Ted to life. The world was initially shocked at the existence of magic but, decades later, pretty much got over it. However, now that he’s trying to become a parent, he must prove that he’s a living being in a court of law. This leads the dynamic duo to the office of Samantha Leslie Jackson (Amanda Seyfried), a lawyer who will help them prove Ted is worthy of having a child.
Oh, He’s Got Soul
The first “Ted” film was about two best friends learning to grow up and embrace the wonders of adulthood, such as finding true love. The second film looks like it’s going to tackle some even heavier subject matter for an outlandish comedy – the philosophical difference between being sentient and being alive. Despite the deep material, it looks like MacFarlane hasn’t had difficulty addressing it with his usual irreverence. When asked if he thinks he has a soul in court, Ted responds with a cover of Billy Vera’s “At This Moment.” No further questions your honor.
Morgan Freeman is in this movie. Still need me to elaborate? Fine.
According to Variety, Freeman will play an iconic civil rights lawyer who steps in to help Ted resolve some legal issues – likely to give him a hand in winning his case and proving he’s alive after all. In the trailer, the 77-year-old actor tells Ted that, in order to be a human, he must make a contribution. Who knows how the bear from Boston will interpret that.
The first film ended with a surprisingly dramatic chase sequence. It looks like “Ted 2” will up the stakes once again. It’s unclear why armed men are chasing Wahlberg and Seyfried, but the trailer clearly shows another intense chase will take place in the upcoming sequel.
We Could Totally Be Lawyers
OK, it’s not quite the incredible “guess the name” sequence from the first movie. But it’s impossible not to be charmed by the relationship between Ted and John as they engage in some spot on legal jargon ping-pong.
“Ted 2” hits theaters June 26, 2015. In the meantime, you can watch the first ever trailer for the upcoming sequel below. Another preview for the movie is expected to drop during Superbowl XLIX on Sunday.