“Its time to play the music; Its time to light the lights; Its time to meet the muppets on the … Muppet Movie Sequel!”
We all know that the sequel to 2011’s successful The Muppets movie is currently filming in London but until today we had no pics or idea of the film’s title .
Today it was announced that The Muppets sequel will be called The Muppets … Again! and the above promotional photo was released.
Speaking exclusively to EW.com, the film’s star, Kermit the frog, said that, “the idea of this film is that our gang is on this global tour, and we’re selling out these grand theaters all over Europe—in Berlin, Madrid, London—but we sort of get into a little bit of trouble when we run across my doppleganger. He’s the world’s number one criminal, Constantine, and he happens to look an awful lot like me. I won’t tell you any more than that, but let’s just say mayhem ensues.”
Co-starring alongside the Muppets are humans Ricky Gervais (Constantine’s villainous sidekick), Tina Fey (Russian prison guard), and, Modern Family’s Ty Burrell (Interpol agent).
Talking about his human co-stars, Kermit said, “Ricky Gervais is kind of like a Muppet, if you think about it. He fits right in. He’s about our size. I actually think when this film ends it’s going to be hard to get rid of him. He keeps following me back to my hotel in London, which is very strange, but we’re thrilled to have him. Then, of course, we have Tina Fey—and it’s hard to beat Tina. I know her because I was lucky enough to get asked to do a little spot on one of the last episodes of 30 Rock. She’s playing a feisty prison guard named Nadya, which should be fun. Then we have Ty Burrell, who’s playing a French Interpol agent. But personally, I’m not going to be going to France for the French scenes. It’s best if I don’t go there. It’s a frog thing”.
Talking about Kermit’s human co-stars, earlier today, Ricky Gervais tweeted (@rickygervais) “Twitter Exclusive: First look at Ricky Gervais’ Muppet Movie..” Please RT.” with the pic below:
The Muppets … Again! has a US release date of 21 March 2014.