Ricky Gervais and P Diddy appear in first trailer for new ‘Muppets’ movie – watch

It's called 'Muppets Most Wanted' and it comes out next March (2014)

The first teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted has been released. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

The film’s human stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell all feature in the minute-long clip, as does P Diddy, who makes a cameo.

The sequel to 2011’s The Muppets was originally titled The Muppets… Again but has recently been renamed. According to the plot synopsis, it takes the furry performers on a European tour, where they sell out shows in glamorous destinations including Berlin, Madrid and London.

However, they get little chance to bask in their glory. The synopsis explains: “Mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine – the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit – and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.”

The Muppets director James Bobin returned for the sequel, which he shot earlier this year in London. He’s said of Muppets Most Wanted: “It’s a tip of the hat to the old-school crime capers of the ’60s, but featuring a frog, a pig, a bear and a dog – no panthers, even pink ones – along with the usual Muppet-y mix of mayhem, music and laughs.”

Released by Disney, 2011’s The Muppets was the first big screen outing for Kermit and the gang in 12 years. The film was a hit at the box office, grossing over $158 million (£98 million) worldwide. Bret McKenzie won an Oscar for his original song ‘Man Or Muppet’ and has written new songs for the sequel, which is due out on March 21, 2014.