Cruel Fate! Jason Segel Will Not Return for ‘Muppets’ Sequel
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.
Collider spoke with Jason Segel during a junket for 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' and the actor confirmed that not only would he not be returning to script the film, but he won't be acting alongside our favorite felt-covered friends, either:
"My goal was to bring 'The Muppets' back and I did that leaving them in very good hands, my writing partner and James Bobin the director. All I wanted to do was to set the stage for them to do whatever they wanted. I did what I set out to do, and now I wanna pursue more human-related projects."
He goes on to say that he may return in a very limited, sporadic capacity. It was truly magical watching Segel fulfill his dream and act alongside the Muppets, and we're just not sure who can fill the manly Muppet-shaped void left in his absence -- it's not too late to campaign for the return of Steve Martin, is it?