Muppets and Mother Russia
Disney has released a teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted, promising a sequel that is better, bolder and bigger. The trailer features everyone’s felt favorites, as well as celebrities such as Ricky Gervais, Ty Burell and Tina Fey.
The Muppets Most Wanted teaser doesn’t seem to reveal much about the plot however (hence the “teaser” part.) IMDB’s plot description says this about Muppets Most Wanted: “While on a grand world tour, the Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit lookalike and his dastardly sidekick.” (Note: IMDB used the phrase “an European,” not me.)
Muppets Most Wanted will be directed once again by The Muppets director James Bobin. Jason Segel, who co-wrote and starred in The Muppets, doesn’t seem to be appearing in the sequel, nor does Amy Adams. It does look like new Muppet Walter will be returning in Muppets Most Wanted however.
Other things of note from the teaser trailer:
- The Muppet Theater seems to be up and running, with many bits and pieces of musical numbers featured in the trailer. Unfortunately one of these musical numbers happens to be a Muppet version of Moves Like Jagger. Apparently it’s a new Muppet movie tradition to riff on the latest Billboard song.
- Ty Burrell seems to be channeling his inner Inspector Clouseau as a French Interpol inspector, while according to the reputable Wikipedia, Ricky Gervais will play the aforementioned “dastardly sidekick.” We also finally get to see Tina Fey in her much talked about “Russian GULAG officer” role. So does the Soviet Union still exist in the Muppet-verse?
- Other celebrity guest stars included Salma Hayek, P Diddy (is that his name at the moment?) and probably a couple of fresh faces that I’m too old to recognize.
Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters March 21, 2014. Check out the trailer below: