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‘The Muppets 2′ Video: Ricky Gervais has Fun with Pepe the King Prawn

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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.

We were a little surprised when Disney green-lit the sequel to ‘The Muppets,’ as they made a big to-do about the Muppets return to film, but the movie wasn’t a big hit when it was released in theaters in the fall of 2011. But perhaps home video (and toy sales) made the follow up a no-brainer. And where the first movie drew heavily on nostalgia (which may be that film’s worst element), we’re excited to see where they go now that they’ve gotten the origin story out of the way.

Gervais leads the film, which also co-stars Kermit, Miss Piggy, Tina Fey, ‘Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell and Christoph Waltz in what looks to be a new spin on ‘The Great Muppet Caper.’ We had a lot of fun with the first film, and most of the people responsible for it have come back for the sequel (minus lead and co-writer Jason Segel), so we have high hopes. And at this point, we only have to wait a year. Here’s that behind the scenes video:

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