Oh lordy, I am so excited. A new Muppets movie has started production! I knew it was happening, Walt Disney Studios was pretty quick to announce that they would follow up the success of The Muppets with another installment of the adventures of Kermit, Miss Piggy and all the other colorful and kooky Muppets stars. You seriously can not go wrong with Muppets.
The new Muppets movie is called, aptly, The Muppets… Again! and will see the return of director James Bobin (of Flight of the Conchords and Da Ali G Show fame). And Flight of the Conchords‘ Bret McKenzie will be, once again, doing the music. Jason Segel won’t be back with the Muppets he loves and adores (due to scheduling conflicts) but the film will star another lovable funnyman, English comedian Ricky Gervais.
The gist of the film will be as follows:
“Disney’s The Muppets… Again!’ takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine – the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit – and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.”
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to go to Europe with the Muppets!
And for another sneak peek, check out another photo of the film below.
Photos: Walt Disney Pictures