Ricky Gervais Reveals Christoph Waltz Still in 'The Muppets...Again!'
On Halloween last year, great news arrived informing us that Oscar winner Christoph Waltz would have a role in The Muppets…Again! But then December brought word that Ty Burrell was replacing Waltz in the sequel from The Muppets director James Bobin with Oscar-winner Bret McKenzie is back to work on new music. The role was that of an Interpol inspector who gets caught up with the Muppet gang as he pursues a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who is out to steal an enormous diamond and also a dead ringer for Kermit. And while Waltz may not have that role, it sounds like he's still in the film after all.
In late December, while doing rounds for Django Unchained, Waltz said that he might still cameo in the film and have a dancing scene with Miss Piggy. While we're not sure to the extent of his appearance, his involvement has at least been confirmed now. Human lead Ricky Gervais, who play's Constantine's villainous sidekick, spoke with The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show (via one of our readers) about a month ago and revealed that Waltz has already been on set and likely finished his scenes. The only details we can decipher are that he ends up covered in dust, so if it's still a dancing scene, it sounds like it doesn't end well. Jason Segel isn't returning, Tina Fey, Ray Liotta and plenty more will also appear in The Muppets…Again! in theaters on March 21st, 2014. Check out the first look photos here and stay tuned.