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The cast for the new ‘Muppets’ film just keeps getting better and better. Back in December we learned that both Ricky Gervais and Ty Burell were both set to star as two of the three leads in the film, with Gervais being the main character, and Burell playing a “lazy Interpol agent”, but with nothing else known about either character at this time. Now we’ve learned who the final of the three characters in the film will be, and it’ll be no other than Tina Fey, of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ’30 Rock’ fame. Fey is said to be playing a Russian prison guard in the film, so it’s easy to assume that she and Ty Burell will probably working together in the film. The film is said to follow the Muppets, and Gervais, on a European caper, but that’s all we know at this time. It’s also been revealed that the current working title for the film is ‘The Muppets…Again’, but there’s a good chance that won’t be the final title of the film.
It looks like ‘The Muppets‘ sequel has finally found its star to takeover for Jason Segal in the new film. Segal isn’t set to reprise his role as Gary in the sequel to the 2011 film, but Walt Disney Studios has found another great comedic actor to take his place. Ty Burrell, who many will recognize as Phil from ABC’s hit comedy ‘Modern Family’, is set to star in the film as an Interpol Inspector in the film, but at the time we don’t know the characters name. In fact, very little is known about the film at this time, other than the fact that the film will follow the Muppets, including the new edition Walter, as the travel through Europe on some sort of caper. Burrell is taking over for Christoph Waltz, who had to unfortunately bow out of the role. The film is set to shoot in London next year, with a script by Nicholas Stoller, who wrote the first film with Segal, and returning director James Bobin.
I’m a huge fan of Ty Burrell, and think his work on ‘Modern Family’ is excellent, so I’m very excited to see him join the cast of the new film. I was very sad to see that Waltz had to drop out, but Burrell is more than capable of filling his shoes. ‘The Muppets’ was one of my favorite films of last year, so I definitely can’t wait for the sequel, and I really hope it lives up to the first one. ‘The Muppets’ sequel is currently untitled and doesn’t have a release date yet, but I’d expect winter 2013 or 2014.
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Disney has announced The Muppets starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams coming to Blu-ray and DVD on March 20!
The combo edition of The Muppets includes the film on Blu-ray and DVD. The Wocka Wocka value pack adds on top of the combo edition a digital copy and the film’s soundtrack available via download.
Both versions of The Muppets on Blu-ray will feature the following fun and informative bonus features:
- BD Exclusive: The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History)
- Scratching The Surface: A Hasty Examination Of The Making Of THE MUPPETS
- Deleted Scenes
- A Little Screen Test On The Way To The Read-Through
- Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song
- Unreleased Theatrical Spoof Trailers — And More!
- Audio Commentary — With Jason Segel, James Bobin, And Nicholas Stoller
- Disney Intermission — Pause The Movie And See What Happens!
Stay tuned to Chip and Co for the full Press Release and as always a Giveaway!
- Jason Segel Talks About “The Muppets” and More (chipandco.com)
- Disney Unveils Muppets Inspired Jewelry, Shoes, Cosmetics and More (chipandco.com)
Yesterday we ran a story that Jason Segel wouldn’t be returning to write the sequel to ‘The Muppets’. At the time, it was unclear if that meant Segel would be coming back to star in the film or not. Unfortunately, it looks like the man who brought the Muppets back to the big screen won’t be returning in any capacity. Hit the jump for more.
Fans of the Muppets can breathe a sigh of a relief to know that Disney is pushing forward with a sequel to last years ‘The Muppets’. While the movie didn’t break box office records, the movie was highly praised by critics and fans alike, and it was great to see these characters back on screen again. Unfortunately though, it looks as if the sequel is moving forward without Jason Segel on writing duties.