'The Muppets' was one of the most charming films to come out last year. Lifelong fans (guilty!) of Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang were ecstatic to see their childhood friends once again on the big screen. The Jason Segel starring movie introduced The Muppets to an entirely new generation of kids. It also introduced the world to a brand new Muppet called Walter. And while Walter was one of the main characters in the film, would he be returning for the recently announced sequel?
When the sequel to 'The Muppets' was announced it was strange to hear that director James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller were returning but Jason Segel - who seemed to will the film into production - had no involvement. There were thoughts that Segel might make a cameo or have a reduced role, but the actor has now squashed those rumors by announcing he won't have any part in the next film.
About a month ago, Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love publicly railed against the movie 'The Muppets,' saying Disney and the beloved puppets "raped" her late husband memory by remaking Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' for the film. And it seems she isn't finished having her say.
Her new target? The star and co-writer of 'The Muppets,' Jason Segel.
Sometimes people just can't take a joke, like fading star Courtney Love. The singer / actress, better known for her relationship with the late Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain, threw a hissy fit over one of the most lovable groups in the world: The Muppets. Love complained to TMZ about their latest film 'The Muppets' stating that their cutesy rendition of Cobain's grungy song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" didn't only defile the song but "raped" the memory of the late singer. Say what?
Vulture reported a few days ago that Nicholas Stoller is currently working on writing a sequel to last year's 'Muppets' film, but the involvement of Jason Segel remained hazy at best, with the best case scenario being that he'd once again act in the film but would not be able to co-write due to prior commitments.