Seth MacFarlane's follow-up to "Ted" is set to feature a familiar face in a small role, according to a new report.
The Boston Herald writes that Shatner will cameo in "Ted 2" as himself, where he'll be "a speaker at some kind of superhero fan convention to answer questions about his role in 'T.J. Hooker,'" the 1980s police series in which he starred alongside Heather Locklear. Why he'd be at a fan convention to talk about that show, and not his iconic "Star Trek" role of Captain Kirk, is beyond us, though perhaps that's where the comedy comes in, as the Herald notes that in the scene, Shatner "gets annoyed when fans keep asking him about 'Star Trek.'"
"Ted 2" is shooting in Boston, so it makes sense that the Herald would get the scoop on Shatner's casting, though there hasn't been any official word from the production about the actor's involvement, and this should be treated as a rumor for now. But the Herald's report did say that there was a recent casting call for "extras wearing superhero costumes," so at least it seems that the convention aspect of the report is solid.
The follow-up to the 2012 R-rated comedy about a man and his talking bear best friend is bringing back star Mark Wahlberg, though Amanda Seyfried is taking over the female lead role from Mila Kunis. MacFarlane is directing, and reprising his role as the foul-mouthed titular character.
"Ted 2" will hit theaters on June 26, 2015.
[via: Boston Herald, h/t IGN]