As gleefully wrong as its possibly for a film to be without breaking the law or being directed by Gaspar Noé, Ted 2 is arriving in town next month with a fresh payload of stoner silliness featuring John and his childhood repro-bear, Ted. The movie has a new red-band trailer to share below. Be warned: the list of places this is not suitable for watching in is long and comprehensive.
Picking up from the first movie, we find Ted (Seth MacFarlane) now happily married to his girlfriend Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). The wrinkle? The pair want a baby and, being a stuffed toy, Ted lacks the biological can-do to get the job done. In steps Mark Wahlberg’s John as a sperm donor. But to become a parent, he needs to be recognised as a legal person, so he consults a lawyer (Amanda Seyfried’s Samantha L. Jackson) and gets some help from a legendary civil rights legality crusader, played by Morgan Freeman.
Expect this not to be The Verdict or 12 Angry Men. Judging by the new trailer, there's an awful lot more bong-smoking than in either of those films, although perhaps not as much drinking as the former.
Ted 2 also features Liam Neeson, Patrick Warburton, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Dorn, Richard Schiff, Martin Klebba, Sam Jones and Ron Canada. Patrick Stewart returns for narrator duty, and MacFarlane is again on writer-director duties. It staggers into our cinemas on July 10.