The Muppets Sequel Teases A Title, Plot And First-Look Photo
We’ve had a Great Muppet Caper and Muppets In Space. The Muppets even took Manhattan in an entertaining sequel. But it sounds like the follow-up to 2011’s The Muppets will be going with a basic, obvious title that still works: The Muppets … Again!
EW.com has the scoop on the sequel, as well as a first-look photo of the cotton-stuffed cast and an interview with Muppets leader Kermit the Frog. Here’s the pic, followed by choice quotes from Mr. The Frog below:
As the site notes, the sequel is being filmed in London at the moment, and will co-star Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Modern Family standout Ty Burrell. Kermit – or whomever loaned Kermit his voice – says that the sequel finds the Muppets “on this global tour, and we’re selling out these grand theaters all over Europe—in Berlin, Madrid, London—but we sort of get into a little bit of trouble when we run across my doppleganger. He’s the world’s number one criminal, Constantine, and he happens to look an awful lot like me. I won’t tell you any more than that, but let’s just say mayhem ensues.”
Gervais reportedly plays Constantine in the film, which likely will find room for several celebrity cameos (like Rashida Jones, John Krasinski, Alan Arkin and Ken Jeong from the latest movie). Oddly enough, Jason Segal and Amy Adams are absent from the sequel, so the story will rest completely on the Muppets … which is fine. But I do see Walter, Segal’s Muppet brother, over Kermit’s shoulder in the above picture, so it sounds like he’ll be back for more adventure and comedy.
The 2011 Muppet movie banked $158 million worldwide, more than enough to greenlight a sequel. The Muppets … Again! is aiming for a March 21, 2014 release.
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