Looks like despite its March 21, 2014 release date, The Muppets…Again! still needs some retooling. Today it was announced that the muppets sequel will be named Muppets Most Wanted, instead of its originally intended title.
We think Muppets Most Wanted speaks to the style of the other muppet films before this one, and is a perfect fit. It’s a little goofy, cool, and a whole lot of fun. The stars of the film (the muppets) this time around go abroad to Europe when Kermit is mistaken for the most wanted criminal.
The original re-imagined muppets film The Muppets had tons of cameos, with Jason Segel and Amy Adams, acting alongside the group of furry friends. While they won’t make a return to this film, the cameos are still plenty. Stars include Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, and Ty Burrell, who play the main roles. For cameos it’s believed that Diddy, Celine Dion, Tom Hiddleston, Ray Liotta, and Usher will all be included in the new installment of the new muppet film. The sequel sees James Bobin who returns as its director, and Nicholas Stroller has also returned with another screenplay.
In the official synopsis for Muppets Most Wanted the film’s plot is described:
“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, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.”
About his return to the muppets franchise, Bobbin was extremely enthused about his role in the film and its throwback style to comedy:
“It’s great to be back working with the Muppets, some of them even remember my name occasionally now,” the director said. 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.”
Are you looking forward to Muppets Most Wanted?