Jason Segel not returning for ‘The Muppets’ sequel

The actor co-wrote the screenplay for the comedy revival

Jason Segel will not return as writer for The Muppets sequel, he has revealed.

It was confirmed last week that Disney was pushing ahead with a follow-up to its successful reboot of the family franchise. But the How I Met Your Mother star, who also played one of the human leads, will not be back as co-writer.

Segel 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.”

However, co-writer Nicholas Stoller will return for the new film alongside director James Bobin. It is not yet known whether Segel will be back in an acting role.

The Muppets revival has been a huge hit, so far taking in £96.75 million since its release, and took home an Oscar for Best Original Song for ‘Man Or Muppet’. You can watch the music video for the track below.