THE MUPPETS 2 Gets A Release Date; Filming Begins In January

THE MUPPETS 2 Gets A Release Date; Filming Begins In January

After Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Green Hornet) was recently cast in Disney's upcoming Muppets sequel, it has been reported that the film will begin production next January for a December 2013 release.

After the critical and financial success of last year's The Muppets, Walt Disney Pictures didn't wait too long before greenlighting a sequel. Recently, we heard that Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz was set to play an Interpol agent in the film, which is described as a comedy caper set in Europe. James Bobin is returning to direct and co-write with Nicholas Stoller. Jason Segel, who both starred in and co-wrote the first movie, won't be involved with this film. Now, Collider have some new info for The Muppets 2. According to the site, the film is set to hit theaters December 20th, 2013, and producer Todd Lieberman offered some new details on the anticipated sequel. The Muppets 2 will be filmed at Pinewood Studio in London from late January until some time in April. Bret McKenzie is writing new songs, and we may be getting a new Muppet. Lieberman also says to expect more casting announcements very soon, so stay tuned to CBM for The Muppets 2 news in the near future.

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JerBear - 11/5/2012, 1:05 PM
It comes on STARZ all the time, see it man. Great movie.
PaulRom - 11/5/2012, 1:18 PM
I never was much of a Muppets fan, but the film was really good. Lot of fun. Looking forward to the sequel.
GoILL - 11/5/2012, 1:22 PM
I've seen some of the last one I need to finish it next time it comes on TV.
Toxin - 11/5/2012, 1:48 PM
I am concerned that Jason Segel is not involved.
Toxin - 11/5/2012, 1:49 PM
You could really see his love for the muppets and I just hope they get a writer with the same love.
KelvTwelve - 11/5/2012, 2:27 PM
The movie has everyone involved from The Muppets 2011, except for Jason Segel and Amy Adams. The music will still be written by Brent Mckenzie (Flight of the Conchords), directed by James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords), and written by Nicholas Stoller (Every Jason Segel movie).

All of these people have greater to equal credit of making Muppet 2011 great. The musical style and directing was brought in by both Mckenzie and James Bobin. I can only hope that the other of Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement can be involved in the musical process.

As for Stoller, he is a huge Muppet fan too but he has written many failures/successes in the comedy industry. Most recently was Five-Year Engagement, the mediocre but interesting romantic comedy from both Segel and Stoller and the popular onces were Get Him to the Greek, Yes Man, and Fun with Dick and Jane. He also directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall and some of the ones mentioned above.

Jason Segel may have been the poster boy for Muppet fandom, but it was a huge team effort and everyone should be acknowledged. Trust me, right now the Muppets are in good hands.

I really hope that the Muppets will return as a TV show soon though, but 30 Rock is pretty much the human equivalent.
MJPETTY7 - 11/5/2012, 2:41 PM
InfiniteMonkey - 11/5/2012, 3:15 PM
I cannot wait to NOT see this!

Lame movie all around except the cookie monster part.
marvel72 - 11/5/2012, 4:40 PM
the first movie was good but for the life of me i don't know why its got a 96% fresh rotten tomato rating.

@ InfiniteMonkey

wasn't the cookie monster in sesame st & not in the muppet show or movies.
SCURVYDOG619 - 11/5/2012, 4:40 PM
If there's a scene where Waltz interrogates the Swedish Chef Inglorious Basterds-style,I'm in on this...
whatshisname - 11/5/2012, 5:44 PM
Bring back Jason Segel.
alamborn19 - 11/5/2012, 5:54 PM
the only reason it did well was because of Jason Segel and Amy Adams
Tufasrox - 11/5/2012, 6:40 PM
More Beauregard!
poop23 - 11/5/2012, 8:00 PM

phoenixphil - 11/6/2012, 9:07 AM
I'm alone on this but I thought that the recent Muppets film was terribly weak... the old characters' lacked the genuine heart or chaotic mirth that powered all of the past films (up to including Muppets From Space). Kermit was distinctly un-Kermit like and Gonzo was hardly in it! The new character Walter was the most Henson of the lot... although I did love the 'what happened when they went to recruit Rowlf' scene. : )

Bret's songs were good but I'd rather see the deadpan genius of FOTC singing them than the gurningly smug faces of Segel and Adams. Also what was with all the mid-80's nostalgic jokes, music and reference points (The Muppets was primarily a late 70's phenomenon-doo-doo-doodoo-doo). The whole thing just seemed like the indulgence of a cliquey bunch of Hollywood celebs.

Also Muppets 2 is a European comedy caper... so it's a remake of 1981's The Great Muppet Caper?
Morbius - 11/6/2012, 12:21 PM
Sounds cool cant wait!!!!

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