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11:58 PM on 12/18/12 
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I like Gervais most of the time, but I think he's a horrible choice to associate with the Muppets. His whole persona is predicated on being pretty mean/cruel a lot of the time, and that's very antithetical to everything Henson stood for. Whereas Segel's form of friendly, huggable comedy was arguably the perfect choice.
06:30 AM on 12/19/12 
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https://twitter.com/rickygervais/sta...05324412477442
Confirmed, then.

I like Gervais most of the time, but I think he's a horrible choice to associate with the Muppets. His whole persona is predicated on being pretty mean/cruel a lot of the time, and that's very antithetical to everything Henson stood for. Whereas Segel's form of friendly, huggable comedy was arguably the perfect choice.
Yep, I agree with this word-for-word.
12:43 PM on 12/19/12 
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Not thrilled with the Gervais casting, and my thoughts are the same as the above.
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.
08:32 PM on 01/08/13 
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That would be great, although Fey plays the same role in everything she's in. But then again, so does Kermit.
12:18 AM on 01/09/13 
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hmmmmmm, not quite on board with this
04:38 AM on 01/09/13 
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I'm okay with Gervais being the lead character as long as Waltz is still in it in some fashion.
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.
05:07 AM on 01/16/13 
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I'm not happy about that.
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.
02:26 PM on 01/22/13 
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Ray Liotta is joining the cast...

What a random assortment: Gervais, Fey, Burrell, Liotta. lol
02:39 PM on 01/22/13 
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I think that cast together is gonna be ah mazing
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.
08:24 AM on 01/30/13 
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Fey as a Russian prison guard...haha
12:01 PM on 01/30/13 
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What a great title haha



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