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Ricky Gervais shows us his Muppets; plus the first official image and details from The Muppets...Again!

Jan. 30, 2013by:
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The newly retitled THE MUPPETS...AGAIN! has released its first official image (bottom), showing off our favorite talking stuffed animals on the set in London, where they are currently filming their next caper.  The mainstays are back, including Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, and all the famiiar characters you've known and loved throughout the years.  The human cast for the sequel includes Ricky Gervais (who also tweeted a pic of himself on the set with Kermit and Miss Piggy), Tina Fey, and Ty Burrell.

This time out, the story "finds the Muppet repertory company enjoying a triumphant world tour, only to become tangled up with a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who is out to steal an enormous diamond—and who happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit."

“I always loved those classic jewel-heist capers from the ’60s and ’70s, so I was very keen to do a movie that had elements of that [genre] featuring the Muppets and comedy and songs,” said returning director James Bobin, who wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller (FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL). 

I wasn't as blown away as everyone else for 2011's THE MUPPETS, but the characters are deeply embedded in my childhood, so there's no doubt I'll catch the sequel in theaters.  Here's to hoping it's a little more fun.

THE MUPPETS...AGAIN! hits theaters on March 21, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Would you ever see a Muppet movie that focused solely on one Muppet? Which one? I want to see The Muppets Die Hard, a line-by-line reenactment of the action classic, all with muppets. Feel free to cast the roles for me.
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2:17AM on 01/31/2013
that's the best extra tidbit ever! I'd love to see Die Hard muppets! Who would be John? Kermit? Kermit in a wife beater shirt yellin Yippee ki yay! I enjoyed the new muppet movie, but I want more French Chef in this one!!
that's the best extra tidbit ever! I'd love to see Die Hard muppets! Who would be John? Kermit? Kermit in a wife beater shirt yellin Yippee ki yay! I enjoyed the new muppet movie, but I want more French Chef in this one!!
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2:41PM on 01/30/2013
Today is my birthday, so seeing something from my childhood return is just amazing
Today is my birthday, so seeing something from my childhood return is just amazing
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1:15PM on 01/30/2013

Tidbit...oh my god, what an AMAZING question

Kermit as John McClane
Miss Piggy as Holly Genero-McClane
Sam the Eagle as Hans Gruber
Fozzy as Sgt Powell
Gonzo as Ellis
Animal as Karl
Scooter as Theo
Rowlf as Argyle
Janice as the pregnant chick
Sweetums as Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson
Waldorf and Statler as FBI Agents Johnson
Dr. Teeth as Joseph Takagi
Beauregard as the city worker who shuts down the power
Camilla and all the muppet chickens and the rest of electric mayhem band as the hostages
Kermit as John McClane
Miss Piggy as Holly Genero-McClane
Sam the Eagle as Hans Gruber
Fozzy as Sgt Powell
Gonzo as Ellis
Animal as Karl
Scooter as Theo
Rowlf as Argyle
Janice as the pregnant chick
Sweetums as Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson
Waldorf and Statler as FBI Agents Johnson
Dr. Teeth as Joseph Takagi
Beauregard as the city worker who shuts down the power
Camilla and all the muppet chickens and the rest of electric mayhem band as the hostages
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6:46PM on 01/30/2013
Brilliant casting. I was also thinking of Dr Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker as FBI Agents Johnson and Johnson.
Brilliant casting. I was also thinking of Dr Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker as FBI Agents Johnson and Johnson.
9:33PM on 01/30/2013
THANKS!! Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker?? AMAZING!! I like that too!!

I also thought of Pepe as the house keeper, Rizzo as the daughter and Robin as the son....(all brief cameos but still) :-)
THANKS!! Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker?? AMAZING!! I like that too!!

I also thought of Pepe as the house keeper, Rizzo as the daughter and Robin as the son....(all brief cameos but still) :-)
1:14PM on 01/30/2013

More Muppets Please!

How about a Muppet re-enactment of Jurassic Park. Just think of the possibilities.Look at how well they handled "Treasure Island"
How about a Muppet re-enactment of Jurassic Park. Just think of the possibilities.Look at how well they handled "Treasure Island"
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1:00PM on 01/30/2013
Kermit as McClane
Miss Piggy as his wife
Gonzo as Hans Gruber
Fozzy as the cop
Kermit as McClane
Miss Piggy as his wife
Gonzo as Hans Gruber
Fozzy as the cop
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12:29PM on 01/30/2013

Should be Titled "The Great Muppet Caper... Again!"

I love the Muppets in general and my favorite Muppet movie is The Great Muppet Caper, so remaking/re-imagining it is cool with me. Well, mostly cool. Jason Segel should be included in some way, shape or form. Yet, with the same director and one of the screenwriters it should be good. Hopefully.
I love the Muppets in general and my favorite Muppet movie is The Great Muppet Caper, so remaking/re-imagining it is cool with me. Well, mostly cool. Jason Segel should be included in some way, shape or form. Yet, with the same director and one of the screenwriters it should be good. Hopefully.
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12:12PM on 01/30/2013

Looking forward to it...

I wasn't blown away by The Muppets(2011), but I thought it was a nice entry into the canon.
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Of course, Kermit and Piggy would be the McClanes.
Sam the Eagle as Gruber,
Dr. Teeth as Ellis
Scooter as Takagi
Ralph as Powell
I wasn't blown away by The Muppets(2011), but I thought it was a nice entry into the canon.
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Of course, Kermit and Piggy would be the McClanes.
Sam the Eagle as Gruber,
Dr. Teeth as Ellis
Scooter as Takagi
Ralph as Powell
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