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Monday, March 5th, 2012

Jason Segel Will Be Fully Absent From The Muppets Sequel

No more marveling at how gigantic Jason Segel looks next to tiny puppet versions of himself. Segel has said that not only will he not be writing the next Muppets movie, he also won't be starring in it. He said:

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. All I wanted to do was to set the stage for them to do whatever they wanted. I did what I set out to do, and now I wanna pursue more human-related projects. I’m sure I’ll return in some capacity here and there, but that was half a decade of my life. Five years of hard work. I’m ready for a little puppet break.

Fair enough. He's given the Muppets their wings, and now they may fly freely. Oh boy, could the next movie be about Kermit discovering the ability to fly?

  • carogriffin

    Internet, I posit to you that Bret McKenzie is and has always been a better choice for this arena. I appreciate his hard work relaunch the muppet franchise, but Flight of the Conchords is more in the muppet spirit to me than anything Jason Segel has ever done.

    Bring Bret on board to write! He can be the main non-villain human, too. Or mybe just scale back on the human plot involvement altogether.