Disney have confirmed that they will be releasing a sequel to 2011’s Oscar winning movie, The Muppets.
The production company announced the news at CinemaCon yesterday (April 24) in Las Vegas, reports the Chicago Tribune. James Bobin will again direct and he is currently co-writing the script with Nicholas Stoller.
As formerly suspected, Jason Segel will not return as a writer for The Muppets sequel. Earlier this year the How I Met Your Mother star, who also played one of the human leads in the film told Crave Online: “You know, my goal was to bring The Muppets back and I think I achieved that. It was half a decade of my life and I just want to take a minute to concentrate on more human related projects.”
The Muppets movie took home an Oscar for Best Original Song for ‘Man Or Muppet’. The film revisited the classic felt characters in the present day after they had disbanded and saw them getting back together for one last show to save their old theatre from an oil developer. The storyline prompted right-wing commentators on Fox News to brand the movie ‘anti-business’.
Last month Hole singer Courtney Love accused Kermit and co of ‘raping’ the legacy of her late husband, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, by including a cover of his classic track ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in the movie.