NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke recently confirmed to THR that a follow-up to Seth MacFarlane’s Ted is a priority following an impressive worldwide take of nearly $400 million. Not bad for movie that cost $50 million. Burke said they plan to make it “as soon as we can”, and he also confirmed a sequel to The Bourne Legacy was in the works.
Legacy currently stands at $182 million worldwide, and will probably end up as the lowest grossing film in the series (The Bourne Identity made $214 million in 2002). The studio is currently in need on franchises however, so they may move forward with another in the hope the sequels increase in popularity, as the Matt Damon films did.
Universal also hopes to increase their animation output to two features a year. Despicable Me 2 will be hitting next July, and they also have the minions spin-off movie set for December 2014.