Back with a vengeance, the Muppets head to London to begin production of The Muppets… Again! We’re going global for the sequel as the gang heads on tour across Europe. The team who collaborated on the first film is also returning. Thanks to Walt Disney Studios we have our first look of The Muppets… Again! and a plot synopsis. Check out that and more after the break!
Entertainment Weekly was given the exclusive scoop about the production. Expect to see Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and even Walter back in action for round two. And just like its predecessor, assume there will be many celebrity cameos that you’ll have to keep an eye out for. James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords), will direct again and he cannot be more thrilled to be on this project:
“It’s great to be back working with the Muppets. some of them even remember my name occasionally now. As for the movie, it’s a tip of the hat to the old-school crime capers of the ’60s, but featuring a frog, a pig, a bear and a dog—no panthers, even pink ones—along with the usual Muppet-y mix of mayhem, music and laughs. I always loved those classic jewel-heist capers from the ’60s and ’70s, so I was very keen to do a movie that had elements of that [genre] featuring the Muppets and comedy and songs”
Jason Segel, surprisingly, is not a part of the writing team this time. Bobin and Nicholas Stoller (The Five-Year Engagement), who worked on the previous movie together, have been given the reigns to continue his legacy. Here is the official synopsis of what you can expect in The Muppets… Again!:
Disney’s The Muppets …Again! takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters 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 (Ricky Gervais).
The sequel also stars Tina Fey (30 Rock) as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell (Modern Family) as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Check out the first official images of The Muppets… Again! below (click to enlarge the image):
Now that everyone was brought back together in The Muppets, it sounds like we won’t have to worry about building up all the hype of introducing everyone again. Kermit was also interviewed by EW and is looking forward to the sequel along with everyone else:
“I think everyone was pretty happy to do it. But, you know, Fozzie has been hibernating—it’s been tough to bring him to London this time of year and keep him awake. And the Dr. Teeth Band had to cancel a couple of engagements. They were playing at this little bar in Hoboken and they let that go just to come to London to do the movie.”
I have nothing harsh to say about The Muppets, it wasn’t overly impressive due to the excitement it was building, but it was a sweet film. This time we can get right into the story and hope for a grand adventure where The Muppet Show originally began.
The Muppets… Again! will be available in theaters March 21, 2014.
Source: Entertainment Weekly