The Muppets 2 Will Be a Comedy Caper, Says Nick Stoller

Nick Stoller took a moment while promoting his Five-Year Engagement to fuel speculation about the forthcoming (and Jason Segel-less) Muppets sequel, which he says Disney rather unrealistically wanted to release next summer. "It is a comedy caper," he spilled to Collider. This sounds familiar -- next stop Manhattan, Treasure Island and then, perhaps... space?

"I think it’s similar to the first one in that the first one certainly had dramatic connections to the first Muppet movie, but it was a whole new thing, hopefully," Stoller told Collider. "This is the same thing. We love The Great Muppet Caper and we love Muppets Take Manhattan and whatnot. So this has some elements of that, but it’s different because it’s in the tone of what James and I like to do."

Grain of salt: Stoller and co-writer/Muppets director James Bobin are only 13 pages into their Muppets sequel, so, you know. If they don't even know yet if there's room for a Segel cameo, it's hard to say now how the final product will turn out. That said, the Muppets sure knew how to throw a fun caper and the idea of the rebooted Muppets franchise following in the footsteps of the classic Muppets films falls in step with the spirit of reinvention and homage that made 2011's a hit.



  • ILDC says:

    While not great, I loved the last movie, but is this what the new Muppets are going to be? Just nothing but callbacks? At least make The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made into a comic book like another "lost" Jerry Juhl script, Tale of Sand.

    • Mr Miyamoto says:

      Haha yeah. Why they didnt just hire Frank Oz and do Cheapest Muppet Movie? Since its already scripted that could have been realistically released next summer

      • Drmoonrat says:

        I completely agree with you. No one knows the Muppets better than Frank, and with his script all ready to go, he'd have been the perfect choice to make the new movie! But instead they've got these two clowns who know nothing of muppets writing the script...

    • Francine says:

      They should've just gone with Frank Oz's script in the first place back when they wanted to "reboot" the franchise. But noooooooo. They pushed him aside for some species-confused fan with a completely unoriginal script that focuses more on humans and an overobsessed Muppet "fan" than it does the actual MUPPETS! Disney is going to kill these classic characters if something isn't done soon to change it.

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