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Ty Burrell Replaces Christoph Waltz In 'The Muppets' Sequel

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 10, 2012 1:55 PM
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After “The Muppets” stuck fairly faithfully to the tone and style of the original Muppet big screen outing, 1979’s “The Muppet Movie,” it appears that its sequel will follow the “The Great Muppet Caper” in very much the same way. As the title suggests, the movie was indeed a great caper. Set in London, the film followed Kermit and Fozzie (playing twin brothers no less!) as a pair of reporters sent to interview the rich victim of a jewel thief. The new film is set to go in front of cameras in London later this winter, although we suspect the story could potentially stray into different parts of Europe, and we know that two of the key human characters will be a Russian femme fatale and an Interpol agent. We had expected Christoph Waltz to play the latter, but there’s now another actor being lined up for the role.

Bret McKenzie Returns To Write New Songs For 'The Muppets 2,' Filming Starts In January

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 6, 2012 8:57 AM
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While everyone is focused on what Disney is doing with the next “Star Wars” film -- which won’t hit theaters for another three years -- the Mouse House is focusing on next year’s films, which include the surprisingly under-the-radar (given the amount of press the 2011 film had in advance of its release) “The Muppets 2.” Now comes word that one of the first film’s important collaborators will return for the sequel.

From Django To Gonzo: Christoph Waltz Taking Role In 'The Muppets' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2012 9:33 PM
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While all the talk over the last day or so at the mouse house has been about Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm and the revitalization of the "Star Wars" movie franchise, 'Episode VII' isnt' expected to hit until 2015. So until that happens, Disney will have to continue to make shareholders happy and exploit the brands they do have ready to go. "The Muppets" are gearing up for a return to the big screen, and the film has landed its first big name.

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