You can't keep a good frog down. After writer/star Jason Segel left the 'Muppets' sequel to work on other projects, Kermit, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the gang pressed ahead with 'Muppets: Most Wanted' and brought some famous friends - namely Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell - along with them. Today, you can get your first look at the trailer for the all new Muppet adventure.
The Muppets are back -- and they're not alone -- in the new 'Muppets 2' poster. Funnyman Ricky Gervais of Golden Globes-hosting fame, Ty Burrell of 'Modern Family' and Tina Fey herself make up the non-Muppet cast for the 'Most Wanted' sequel of the coming year.
Though it won't be released until March 21, 2014, filming for 'The Muppets... Again!' is underway, and Ricky Gervais is currently on set. We can tell because he's just released a video showing his interactions with one of his cast members, Pepe the King Prawn.
'The Muppets 2' originally had Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz cast as the film's new villain, a bumbling Interpol agent. But Waltz was forced to drop out due to scheduling concerns and was replaced by 'Modern Family' star Ty Burrell (interesting choice for a replacement...). But now it appears that Waltz may star in 'The Muppets 2' after all, in a different role.
'The Muppets' sequel is moving along at full-speed, and following the announcement last week that 'Modern Family's Ty Burrell joined the cast, now comes word that Ricky Gervais is in talks to play one of the human leads as well.
Last we heard, 'The Muppets 2' was bringing Oscar-winning Christoph Waltz on to join the sequel (which was being described as akin to 'The Great Muppet Caper') but now we have some more details on 'The Muppets 2' which looks to be happening sooner rather than later.
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