The Muppets 2 gets its official title, plus a first image
Disney's revealed the proper title for its Muppets sequel, and provided a few plot details, too...
The sequel to the successful 2011 Muppets movie is currently filming, with a projected release date of spring 2014. We've already heard that it'll star Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, and the news that Tina Fey would be playing a Russian prison guard, while Ty Burrell takes on the role of an Interpol agent, led many to assume that the sequel would follow similar lines to 1981's The Great Muppet Caper.
Over on Entertainment Weekly, the sequel's title has emerged: it's The Muppets...Again!, complete with ellipsis and exclamation mark. There are also a few plot details to whet our appetite for the characters' new adventure; we now know that the Muppets become embroiled in a villainous plot to steal a diamond - immediately recalling Peter Sellers' Pink Panther movies - and the thief (who goes by the name Constantine) looks like Kermit. Also, there's a new image - and just look at all those Muppet feet:
It all sounds lovely, and EW even have the first official image (which you can see here) and an interview with the felt frog himself, which is nice. We'll bring you lots more news on The Muppets...Again! as we get it.
Update: Ricky Gervais has taken to Twitter to provide another early image from the set of the movie. Here it is:
Miss Piggy's smile looks a little forced to us. Thanks to ElWaster and Seb Patrick for the heads-up on this.
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