Jason Segel won't be returning to write or appear in the sequel to â€˜The Muppetsâ€™. Segel confirmed he wouldnâ€™t be writing the sequel, and then went on to confirm he wouldnâ€™t be starring in it either. â€œItâ€™s true but itâ€™s totally amicable. My goal was to bring The Muppets back and I did that leaving them in very good hands, my writing partner and James Bobin the director. I did what I set out to do, and now I wanna pursue more human-related projects. Segel hasnâ€™t closed the door to returning in the future. â€œAll I wanted to do was to set the stage for them to do whatever they wanted. Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll return in some capacity here and there, but that was half a decade of my life. Five years of hard work. Iâ€™m ready for a little puppet break.â€â€ The Muppetsâ€™ sequel is currently being developed by director James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller. There is no release date for the next film at this time.