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!
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Xerxex on Nov 10, 2010
Wow, im actually really excited for this. I love the direction they are heading with this!
Johnny Heartless on Nov 10, 2010
What a dream that must be for Segel. Can't wait hear Statler and Waldorf heckle again.
Cracky on Nov 10, 2010
Beaker is goin in to fix the light bulb.... we all know where this is going
Said on Nov 10, 2010
I am so very psyched for this, but when new details about Walter were revealed, it reminded me of Gonzos plight addressed in Muppets From Space (which I effing LOVED). I have a whole lot of faith in Segel and will be there opening day, but I fear any potential for a kid-campy "follow-your-dreams" and "equality" based movie instead of an all-out, no-holds-barred, gang-back-together Muppet throw-down. Either way...I'm sure I'll be happy.
Voice of Reason on Nov 11, 2010
Best part about the muppet movies from the 80's (including Dark Crystal & Labrynth) was that they were simply MOVIES with puppets as characters. If they can capture this instead of making it a kids' movie like say 'Aliens in the attic" i think it'll turn out great.
Solo Calrissian on Nov 11, 2010
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