Disney have announced new details about its newly titled sequel, The Muppets... Again! which follows the 2011 Jason Segel-powered film that grossed $158 million worldwide.
Neither Segel or co-star Amy Adams is starring in the second film, but the new movie returns director James Bobbin and Oscar-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, and has plenty of new star power.
The Muppets… Again! takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres 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 also stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon." In addition, Ray Liotta is reportedly making an appearance, and Christoph Waltz, originally set to play the Interpol agent, may make a cameo.
Disney’s The Muppets… Again! will shoot on location in London and in Hollywood, as well as in the famed Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, just outside of London.”
The film is due to be released on the 21st March 2014.