Reports over the last few days are that Muppets 2 is in full swing and will actually start shooting in January in the UK, for lovers of the first film which also includes myself should be pretty happy with the direction this second film will take. Not much information out about number 2 is out yet but this is what we do know. Bret McKenzie who wrote pretty much all of the songs for the first film and also won an Academy Award for it is back once again. Co writer of the of the first James Bobin is also back and Nicholas Stoller will return behind the camera to direct.
In regards to the plot of the film we have only head its going to be some sorta ‘crime caper’, but I think the most interesting news about the second film is this, Christoph Waltz who we have all seen in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ and ‘Water for Elephants’ is in talks to appear in the film as an Interpol Inspector.
In disappointing news Jason Segel will not be returning this time around, he did state while doing press for the first film that he was hoping he could just help The Muppets return to the big screen then they can go off and do there own thing. So we thank him for making it all possible.
Rumour has it the release date is Christmas 2013, which will be interesting because another Disney film ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney will also be hitting cinemas at christmas so we shall see how it gets slated in Australia.
What do you want to see in The Muppets 2? Take a look at my favorite Muppet Animal talking about What Makes Him Truly Happy? – (it also made me spill my coffee)