Although it was probably a good move for Jason Segel, I must admit to being slightly bummed that the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star decided against writing and starring in next year’s Muppets Most Wanted. Luckily, director (and now co-writer) James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller are back, and as we can see in the newly released theatrical trailer, it seems we’re in for another treat from the Muppets!
The Muppets head out on a global tour, but trouble comes in the form of Constantine, a Kermit look alike who steals a bunch of shit and frames Kermit for it. The rest of the gang must figure out that their new Kermie isn’t their old Kermie before the real Kermie gets decapitated by a guillotine on Death Row!
Just kidding. That was a mostly stupid joke. But dammit – they’d better figure it out fast…or……or else!
Segel may be out, but Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Ty Burrell are all in, along with what will probably be 9,002 celebrity cameos. Academy Award-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie also returns to provide the music.
Muppets Most Wanted is set to hit theaters March 21, 2014. And hopefully without another Tex Richman song.
There are going to be so many fake mustaches in this movie.