The veil of secrecy being kept over the upcoming “The Muppets” sequel has finally been lifted. The film, called “The Muppets… Again!,” is currently shooting in London, and the basic premise of the project has been revealed.
According to Entertainment Weekly, “The Muppets… Again!” follows the Muppet repertory company as it goes on a massive world tour following its return at the end of “The Muppets.” Along the way, the Muppets end up becoming “tangled 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,” director and co-writer James Bobin said.
If that’s not enough, we get to hear the plot of the movie straight from the mouth of Kermit the Frog himself. Check it out after the jump!
“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,” Kermit said, confirming he won’t be playing the other Muppet. “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.”
As for all the awesome human actors who will appear in the film, Kermit said he is really looking forward to working with the new lineup in “The Muppets… Again!”
“Ricky Gervais is kind of like a Muppet, if you think about it. He fits right in. He’s about our size,” Kermit said. “Then, of course, we have Tina Fey—and it’s hard to beat Tina. I know her because I was lucky enough to get asked to do a little spot on one of the last episodes of ’30 Rock.’ She’s playing a feisty prison guard named Nadia, which should be fun. Then we have Ty Burrell, who’s playing a French Interpol agent. But personally, I’m not going to be going to France for the French scenes. It’s best if I don’t go there. It’s a frog thing.”
“The Muppets… Again!” is due out on March 21, 2014.
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