Published On: Tue, Sep 18th, 2012

Universal confirms sequels for Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’ and ‘Bourne Legacy’ with Jeremy Renner

Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Media, Communications & Entertainment conference in LA in a session that was webcast, NBC/Universal CEO Steve Burke said what a film unit needs to ensure more stable financials are “franchises and animation.”

Therefore Universal was quick to shore up their successes “The Bourne Legacy” and “Ted” confirming another chapter will follow.

On the animation front, he said the studio currently put out one film every 18 months or so. The goal is to “eventually” release two animated feature a year, he said, lauding the success of “Despicable Me.”

Seth MacFarlane translated his “Family Guy” appeal and marketing to the big screen with “Ted,” which has grossed over $217 million in the US alone PLUS another $185 million foreign. “The Bourne Legacy” just crossed the $100 million plateau in the US with another $90 million overseas.

International Poster for “The Bourne Legacy” Universal Pictures

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