Growing up on Muppet movies, an appreciation for the celebrity cameos took a backseat to the appeal of the clever puppets singing and joking around on screen. As eager as I am to see the Muppets return to the big screen, the list of celebrities set to appear in the film is undeniably impressive. Unfortunately, it appears Steve Carell won’t be among them.

Moviehole caught up with Carell and spoke with the actor about his planned appearance in The Muppets. Written by Jason Segel and Nick Stoller, the film was set to have Carell appear as himself in the film, appearing in a scene featuring Pepe the King Prawn, and Sweetums, however according to Carell, he will no longer be appearing in the film. Scheduling was apparently an issue and it didn’t work out. “It was discussed.. I talked to them… but it didn’t work out, I wasn’t able to do it,” Carell said. Moviehole reports that he seemed genuinely sad about the situation.

It’s certainly disappointing news as Carell would’ve probably been great in the movie. In the meantime, IMDB has a list of people who should be appearing at some point in the movie, including Jack Black, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Rashida Jones, Mila Kunis, Danny Trejo, Katy Perry, Ricky Gervais, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Donald Glover, Alan Arkin, French Stewart, Mickey Rooney, Liza Minnelli, Wanda Sykes, Kathy Griffin, and Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl. Whether or not all of them make it into the film remains to be seen when the film is released on November 23rd. Here’s hoping.

?In the meantime, MovieHole was also kind enough to share a few new photos for the movie, one of which is below. You can view the other ones here.

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