In a strange manner of scoop-finding — one, in turn, also more clever than what you usually get on these sorts of things — fansite MuppetsHenson (guess what they’re dedicated to) did digging on the page for Tom Hiddleston‘s talent agency, whereat it was listed, since removed, that the Thor actor has been put in the mix of another Disney blockbuster, The Muppets… Again! If needing proof that this isn’t a return to Deep Blue Sea territory, let us tell you his character will be named The Great Escapo — some kind of magician, then? There isn’t a wealth of additional choices to make, per se. [BleedingCool]
Increasing the human ranks further is Peter Serafinowicz, who tweeted about shooting with British character actor Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels); Kermit might be involved, too, but we shouldn’t act like this is a surprise of any true magnitude. Of slightly greater note, then, is star Ricky Gervais confirming, to The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show (via FirstShowing), that the rumored-to-return Christoph Waltz did, thankfully, keep himself involved, and is already done shooting his material. What we had heard last month was kind of promising, so far as these things do and can go: with Miss Piggy, he’d have “a dance scene that sees him ‘covered in dust.’” The best thing to offer is a genuine “not bad.”
Marking a return for director James Bobin, The Muppets… Again! will open on March 21st, 2014, with Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Ray Liotta, and Til Schweiger in its non-puppet ranks.
Do these new human players add promise to Kermit & Co.’s next outing?
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