Jason Segel Actually Won't Be Starring in 'The Muppets' Sequel Either
Last week we got the sad news that Jason Segel wouldn't be joining his co-writer Nicholas Stoller to script the sequel to The Muppets even though the latter writer and director James Bobin just closed their deals with Disney to return. At the time, insiders said that Segel would likely still star in the film, but now we have word straight from the horse's mouth. Segel himself recently spoke with Collider about the project, and the actor said that he would not even be starring in the film. It sounds like not only his schedule is keeping him from the project, but he seems a bit tired after putting five long, but rewarding, years into The Muppets.
On the recent reports, Segel confirmed, "It’s true but it’s totally amicable. My goal was to bring The Muppets back and I did that leaving them in very good hands, my writing partner and James Bobin the director. I did what I set out to do, and now I wanna pursue more human-related projects (laughs). All I wanted to do was to set the stage for them to do whatever they wanted." However, despite the fact that he won't lead the sequel, it sounds like he's willing to make some sort of small appearance and offer his help a little bit, "I’m sure I’ll return in some capacity here and there, but that was half a decade of my life. Five years of hard work. I’m ready for a little puppet break.” After giving the Muppets a prime return, I think he deserves it. We'll have to wait and see where the sequel takes us now.