The Muppets 2 update: filming locations and release date!

News Simon Brew 5 Nov 2012 - 09:46
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The Muppets sequel will be shooting in London, and is set to head to cinemas at the end of 2013...

Last week, we kicked off Monday with a story about the next Muppets film. We asked, on Twitter, whether you'd like a Muppets story to kick start every week, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. As it turns out, as if by fate, some more information has landed.

What we know thus far: The Muppets sequel is going to be set in Europe, will be closer in tone to The Great Muppet Caper, and director James Bobin is helming again. Furthermore, he's co-writing the script with Nicholas Stoller (who co-wrote The Muppets), and Jason Segel will not be back. Also, Christoph Waltz is set to join the cast as an Interpol agent.

Collider, though, has some more information. Firstly, we'll be getting new Muppets in the new film. Secondly, it looks as though the new film will be shooting primarily in London, at Pinewood Studios. The shoot is set to run from January to April 2013, and Bret McKenzie has been confirmed as returning to write new songs, too (which we're ecstatic about).

Furthermore, Collider reports the first sign of a formal release date. It looks as though Disney is planning to release The Muppets 2 (it'll be called something else by release date) on December 20th 2013.

Er, do we have to tell you how stoked we are about this?

Rest assured, we'll be doing whatever we can, within the confines of what's legal, to stalk the production. Happy Monday everybody...

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New Muppets? While I am not at all enthusiastic for this new movie, I'm wondering if Disney are planning to slowly retire some of the existing characters to make way for a whole new bunch of Muppets with occasional cameos from the "old" gang.

As this will be shot and predominantly set in the UK hopefully Disney UK will get their act together and release at the same time as everywhere else.

Last year (or this year depending on how you look at it) it seemed The Muppets was a replacement for the regular Disney Animation Studios film. That's not the case next year and with a later release date and UK setting one can hope it will only spel good thing as far as the UK goes. *fingers crossed*

Two words: tax incentives.

Also don't forget that Disney are hiring a significant amount of offices and space at Pinewood studios, so expect them to make a lot of films here in the near (and possibly distant) future.

Why??? Whats wrong with the current gang??? The best thing about the Muppets is that they don't age!! Which means we can have an unlimited amount of films from some of our favorite characters!!! Add more, by all means, but you can't take them away!!!! I understand the will be a time where the Muppets become tired, and the franchise would need to be brought to an end, but that should remain with the cast from the start, the cast that exists now, and anymore that are made in the next films. A film with out Kermit, Miss Piggy etc fails to be a muppets movie!!

R.I.P Rowlf you certainly will be booted more out the door now

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