“Muppets Most Wanted” opened in U.S. theatres on March 21, 2014. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the film about Muppets is directed by James Bobin (“The Muppets”). Bobin also wrote the said film with the help of Nicholas Stoller (“Get Him to the Greek”).
“Muppets Most Wanted” is the sequel to the 2011 film “The Muppets” starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones. For its second film offering, the cast members include Ricky Gervais (“The Office”) as Dominic Bad Guy, Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) as Jean Pierre Napoleon and Tina Fey(“30 Rock,” “Mean Girls”) as Russian Gulag officer Nadya.
“Muppets Most Wanted” Synopsis:
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But, mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine, who is the World’s Number One Criminal (and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog) and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.
The returning Muppet perfomers include Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog, Eric Jacobson as Miss Piggy, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Peter Linz and Louise Gold.
A “Muppets” movie will not be complete without cameos from celebrity guest stars.
- Tony Bennett as Himself
- Sean “Diddy” Combs as Himself
- Jemaine Clement as Prison King
- Celine Dion as Piggy Fairy Godmother
- Dexter Fletcher as TBA
- Lady Gaga as Herself
- Zach Galifianakis as Hobo Joe
- Josh Groban as Maximum Security Prisoner
- Salma Hayek as Herself
- Tom Hiddleston as “Great Escapo”
- Hornswoggle as GULAG Prisoner #1
- Frank Langella as Beefeater Vicar
- Ray Liotta as Big Papa
- Ross Lynch as Young Florist
- James McAvoy as UPS Delivery Man
- Bridgit Mendler as Minnie
- Chloe Grace Moretz as Newspaper Delivery Girl
- Josh Pence as TBA
- Debby Ryan as TBA
- Til Schweiger as German Police Officer
- Peter Serafinowicz as TBA
- Danny Trejo as Himself
- Stanley Tucci as Ivan, a GULAG Guard
- Usher as The Usher
- Christoph Waltz as Himself
According to Box Office Mojo, 2011’s “The Muppets” has been a commercial hit raking millions in both domestic and world box office, and becoming the highest-grossing film in the “Muppets” series with a total of $165,184,237 in earnings worldwide.
Vulture reported that the successful results had pushed the possibilities of making a “Muppets” sequel between Disney, director/writer James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller for the eight film installment of the well-loved TV puppets.
Entertainment Weekly (EW) reported that Jason Segel, “How I Met Your Mother” star and co-writer of the 2011 film, will not be involved in the sequel because he wanted to take a break from puppets to work in projects with more humans involved in it. Working alongside Bobin and Stoller for five years, Jason also shared that the rumours were true.
“It’s totally amicable. My goal was to bring the Muppets back and I did that, leaving them in very good hands,” said Segel in the EW report.
Despite Segel’s absence from the “Muppets Most Wanted” film, the audience are still in high hopes that “The Muppets” sequel will be a blast when they gave a 73% rating in Approved Tomato Critic freshness. According to Rotten Tomatoes, 95% users reportedly wanted to see the film.
Disney’s ” Muppets Most Wanted” opened in U.S and Canada theatres on March 21, 2014. It is scheduled to be released in the UK on March 28, 2014 and on April 10, 2014 in Australia and New Zealand.
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