2011 saw the return of everyone’s favorite colorful hand puppets in Disney’s The Muppets. The film was met with much commercial success and critical praise.
Personally, the flick left a great impact on me. It reminded me how much I loved and missed The Muppets. It was 10 years since The Muppets last cinematic outing and I kind of forgot about them. The movie totally called attention to that, and kicked me in the childhood. Kermit and friends were back, and I couldn’t have been more happy. I was left feeling like I kid again. That, and the toe-tapping music put a smile on my face. I’ve sung “Am I Muppet or Man” more times than I care to admit.
Point is, I have Muppet fever, and can’t wait for the sequel.
Thankfully, the wait for their next film won’t be quite too long. The Muppets… Again is on point for release sometime next year, and Disney is already teases us fans with a plot synopsis and a couple of first look images — including one of human star Ricky Gervais.
Kermit sat down for an interview with EW, in which he divulged some story details.
The idea of this film is that our gang is on this global tour, and we’re selling out these grand theaters all over Europe—in Berlin, Madrid, London—but we sort of get into a little bit of trouble when we run across my doppleganger. He’s the world’s number one criminal, Constantine, and he happens to look an awful lot like me. I won’t tell you any more than that, but let’s just say mayhem ensues.
Hit the jump to see the pics!
Now, two thoughts come immediately to mind. One, the plot sounds like a classic Muppet plot. Two, making Ricky Gervais the human this time around is a sheer stroke of genius casting. Lets not kid ourselves, Gervais is practically a puppet anyway.
(I mean that in the best way possible)
Source: Entertainment Weekly