Yes!! Everyone’s favorite furry little dudes are back following the greatness that was the sort-of-reboot of the Muppets franchise, 2010’s The Muppets! While Jason Segal does not return as the sequel’s screenwriter, Flight Of The Conchords directed James Bobin DOES return for directing duties, meaning we’ll get more of the same fun and quirkiness that came with the last film. There really is no one better suited to direct a Muppets film, so it’s super exciting seeing this trailer and all of it’s practical gags. Could probably live without the Ke$ha sing-along, but hey, we can’t always get barbershop quartet Nirvana covers.
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But 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. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014.
Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey, Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour where they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper.
Muppets Most Wanted is released March 21, 2013
By Richard Pepper