Ty Burrell is Replacing Christoph Waltz for Disney's 'Muppets' Sequel

December 7, 2012
Source: THR

Ty Burrell / Muppets

Seeing Col. Hans Landa trade jokes with Kermit and Fozzie would have been pretty incredible, but sadly, the timing for Christoph Waltz to star in Disney's sequel to last year's The Muppets just didn't work out. But THR has word that the Mouse House has locked someone else to step in as the Interpol inspector who interacts with the Muppets in their overseas adventure, and that will be "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell. The Muppets director James Bobin is back to direct and Oscar-winner Bret McKenzie is back to work on new music, but Jason Segel, who co-wrote and produced the 2011 film, won't return for the sequel. Read on!

When Dennis Haysbert replaced Michael Clarke Duncan in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, that seemed like a sort of "common sense" fit with the character and the similarity of Haysbert and Duncan's booming voices. Burrell, who is by far the funniest aspect of the overrated "Modern Family," will fit in with the Muppets just fine, but it would have been nice to see Waltz chasing Kermit and friends around Europe. They don't have a lot of time since filming is set to start next month for a projected December 2013 release, but we're guessing things will turn out just fine and we're looking forward to seeing the often-goofy Burrell match wits with the kooky Muppet crew in this sequel. Thoughts?

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  • movie mike
    This is a major downgrade, this guy is useless.
  • Smurfman Sassafras
    I seriously could not have come up with worse news if I wanted to.
  • Thexn
    No Jason Segel, and now a sub-par replacement for Waltz? Things are not looking most sensational, inspirational, celebrational or Muppetational.
  • muppetsman
    Great news
  • Lincoln Smith
    that's hilarious. He spoofed the "jew hunter" from inglourious bastards as the "negro hunter" on key & peele in season 1...this is truly inspired casting.
  • Alan Trehern
    Looks like Disney is keeping it in the payroll. But wait, are we still talking about SIN CITY 2? That's a joke right? P.S. Just for those who don't understand, my question about it being a joke is also a joke...




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