Universal Pictures has released a new Ted 2 red-band trailer for director Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming comedy sequel. The film finds Mark Wahlberg reprising his role as a man whose best friend is a living, talking, foul-mouthed teddy bear (MacFarlane), only this time around Ted is fighting for equal rights in the eyes of the law when he wants to have children with his new bride.
This trailer doesn’t delve any deeper into the story than the previous teaser did, but it’s significantly funnier. As with the first film (and Family Guy, for that matter), the jokes have less to do with the story and more to do with riffing on pop culture trends and cliches; there’s a Law & Order gag that’s particularly laugh-inducing. That being said, a simple series of jokes doesn’t necessarily translate into a satisfying viewing experience, and with Mila Kunis‘ character not returning for the follow-up, I’m curious to see where the central emotional conflict of the story lies.
Check out the new Ted 2 red-band trailer below, along with a new poster, via Universal. The film also stars Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, John Slattery, and Morgan Freeman. Ted 2 opens in theaters on June 26th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ted 2:
Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.