The Muppets are back…again. For their follow-up to the 2011 hit featuring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and many more, Disney have decided to go with a very literal, fitting moniker for the project, titling the film The Muppets…Again!. With returning director James Bobin already underway with a London production, Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on details of the film, including the first official still.
Although it doesn’t feature any of our human stars, including Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell, above one see most of our group returning for a film that is said to borrow elements from “classic jewel-heist capers from the ’60s and ’70s.” The outlet also got to interview the star of the show himself, Kermit, and while you can read the entire thing there, check out his explanation of the plot below:
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.
Update: Check out the first look at Gervais below.
The Muppets…Again! hits theaters on March 21st, 2014.
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