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03:10 PM on 11/05/12 
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Disney officially announced today that The Muppets 2 will release on December 20, 2013. James Bobin will return as director and Bret McKenzie will once again provide music for the movie.

Few details are known at this point, but the plot is said to have the Muppets in a caper comedy (akin to The Great Muppet Caper) that takes them overseas to Europe. Jason Segel will not return as Gary, but his Muppet pal Walter will have a solid role in the movie. The only casting confirmed is that Christoph Waltz will star as a villainous Interpol inspector, but expect more casting and cameos to be announced in the coming weeks with filming due to begin in January.

03:35 PM on 11/05/12 
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Live action kids franchises typically post a quick turnaround time to keep the characters present in their minds. Hence, why we got 3 Alvin and the Chipmunks abortions in 5 years. haha

Regardless, they announced pretty soon after The Muppets hit last year that they'd be pursuing a sequel for 2013.

If that's the final film title, it's quite misleading
I think canon went out the door with Muppet Treasure Island. hahaha
05:51 PM on 11/05/12 
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I was kind of disappointed that Segel apparently isn't involved as well, but Bobin, Bret and Waltz count for quite a bit.
At first, I was disappointed, but, with a January start, there's no way he'll have time with HIMYM still filming then. It would be nice to get a cameo, but I wouldn't want it to be forced.
02:41 PM on 12/07/12 
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Christoph Waltz has had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, so now Ty Burrell will take his place.

As much as I love Burrell, I'm disappointed. Plus, I have to question the new casting, given that the role is an Interpol agent. Oh well... Guess we'll have to wait and see!
07:53 AM on 12/08/12 
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it's a matter of being busy not of not wanting to do it
Yeah. Given the European adventure aspect, I don't think he would've found it necessary to have himself in the movie for anything beyond a cameo anyways. He probably would've been down to shoot a cameo, but this will be filming right during the busy timing of HIMYM filming. I think it'll be cool if they don't have a human main character and just have fun cameos at every turn like the old movies.

I started the first one and haven't finished it. It's like two months.
For shame. Granted, I'm a huge Muppet fan, but it's genuinely a great movie.
05:39 PM on 12/17/12 
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Edit: I was hoping for either him or Donald Glover.
Continuity issues! Donald Glover was in the first one! Obviously, I have no idea what the script entails, but Alison Brie would be perfect for a female protagonist to join them.

I hope Ricky doesn't give Kermit shit for believing in god
Who said Kermit believes in God?
06:21 PM on 01/08/13 
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Tina Fey in talks for the female lead in the movie:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...-sequel-409623

AWESOME NEWS! I think Fey and Gervais will do well together in this.
03:57 PM on 01/14/13 
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Movie is being pushed back to March 21, 2014. Oh well. It makes sense. Christmas is always a crowded time, and Disney already has Frozen up against Catching Fire this Thanksgiving.
05:25 AM on 01/16/13 
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I'm not happy about that.

It sucks that it's pushed back, but the March date sets it up much better for success. There's a Dreamworks animated movie the week before but, otherwise, there isn't much in the way right now.
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Ray Liotta is joining the cast...

What a random assortment: Gervais, Fey, Burrell, Liotta. lol
08:11 AM on 01/30/13 
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EW has new details that clarifies a lot of the information that's been coming out, including the news that the movie will be titled The Muppets... Again!:

Quote:
The sequel finds our heroes enjoying a triumphant world tour, only to become tangled up with a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who is out to steal an enormous diamond—and who happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit"

EW goes on to say that Gervais actually plays the villainous sidekick of Constantine, Fey will be playing a Russian prison guard, and Burrell will play a French Interpol agent.





Gervais definitely seems like a better fit as a comedic flukey, rather than a protaganist friend. I'm interested in seeing who they get for cameos and/or minor roles.

As for the Muppets, I wish they would give Rizzo a more prominent role in this one. I always liked the comedy bits in pairing him with Gonzo.
11:28 AM on 03/19/13 
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First look at Fey and the antagonist Kermit doppelganger...

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Can't wait. Looks like Diddy and Salma Hayek for cameos so far...
09:45 AM on 10/28/13 
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New poster (Hooray bad Photoshop!):

05:38 AM on 11/21/13 
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I'm disappointed that we still have a 3 month wait for this.



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