Now that any gloom pertaining to Jason Segel‘s withdrawal has probably worn off, we can just discuss a sequel to The Muppets as its own, standalone piece. (Well, I’m hoping that’s the case.) And what a good place this is to start: When speaking to Collider about his next film, the Segel-led Five-Year Engagement, Muppets co-writer Nicholas Stoller let loose with some nitty gritty on the follow-up.
Muppets fans will be delighted to hear that, true to the characters’ original sequel, the new film will be “a comedy caper.” Just as Stoller saw “dramatic connections” between Henson‘s first Muppet movie and their inaugural stint, this will take a few cues from The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppets Take Manhattan — all filtered through the lens of he and director James Bobin, of course. Everyone’s favorite characters will return, to no one’s surprise — and some new players will also work their way in (don’t ask me) — while Segel and Amy Adams‘ characters could return by way of a cameo. With a release that won’t be fulfilled until summer 2013 at the earliest, though, patience will do the curious well.
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