Couple of interesting tidbits for your weekend reading.
First up. Seth McFarlane has announced on Twitter that Ted 2 will be hitting theatres during Passover 2015.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) August 14, 2013
Funny that he used a religious holiday considering he is an atheist. In 2015, Passover starts on April 3 and runs until April 11.
Ted, a surprise comedy hit last summer, grossed over $540 million worldwide and followed the antics of Mark Wahlberg and his animated, foul-mouthed teddy bear. The sequel is scheduled to go before cameras next May. In an interview last year with Collider, Wahlberg raved about Ted 2 saying, “Seth’s ideas for the second one are sick. He comes from the world of episodic television so he knows how to tell the stories, man, in a way that most people don’t.”
Next, we have some news that won’t really come as a surprise to anyone: Thor 3 is happening.
When E! asked Natalie Portman about her co-star Anthony Hopkins wanting to make a third Thor film (the second Thor: The Dark World is due out Nov. 8), she replied: “Yeah, well I think they are going to make a Thor 3, so I think Anthony will be pleased.”
Marvel has several blank dates in its release schedule, so it could be coming May 6, 2016, July 8, 2016 or May 5, 2017.
Lastly, director Bryan Singer has tweeted that today marks the last day of shooting on X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Singer tweeted the photo below writing, “Loving my monitors today. #MichaelFassbender #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast #Secondtolastdayofprincipalphotography.”
He also posted an image of his mutant memorabilia, including Magneto’s helmet, Havoc’s suit and Angel’s wings (there’s a fourth thing there too). The picture was simply titled, “Artifacts.”
Days of Future Past is an X-Men mash-up that will find cast members from the original trilogy and First Class joining forces. The storyline deals with an alternative future in which mutants have been gathered and put in internment camps. A trailer that leaked online earlier this week, revealed that a future version of Wolverine travels back in time to warn the present-day X-Men.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on July 18, 2014.