First Look: 'The Muppets' Working Hard on Set with Jason Segel
by Ethan Anderton
November 10, 2010
Though a garbage scan of this image hit the net a few days ago, an official, higher quality first look at The Muppets has been released by Disney. Jason Segel (of Forgetting Sarah Marshall) both wrote and stars in the iconic puppets' return to the big screen for the first time since 1999's Muppets from Space. This first photo puts in the same room with Segel and some of our favorite Muppets like Kermit the Frog, Gonzo and Animal where it looks like a table read for the film has gotten a little out of hand. We also get our first look at Walter (holding an iPhone) who is described as a sweet, slightly naive twenty-something Everypuppet.
Disney didn't provide us with a higher res version of the photo other than the one below - sorry about that!
James Bobin ("Flight of the Conchords") is at the helm of this new Muppet feature which follows Walter and Gary (Segel), two die-hard Muppet fans and roommates who must save the endangered Muppet Theater by reuniting Kermit, Piggy, and the entire troupe to stage an old-fashioned extravaganza. Segel elaborates on his puppet co-star: "Walter has a little bit of a self-confidence issue because he's the only person like him that he's seen aside from the Muppets. His dream is to meet the Muppets and be around people who are like him." Sounds like this is going to be a great return to form for the iconic puppets. Other recent cast additions include: Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones and Zach Galifianakis. Looks like fun already!