After the success of last year’s The Muppets, it’s no surprise that Walt Disney Pictures greenlit a sequel very quickly. Just last week it was revealed that Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) was set to play an Interpol agent in the film. The sequel is being described as a comedy caper set in Europe.
James Bobin is returning to direct and co-write the film with Nicholas Stoller. Sadly though Jason Segel, who both starred in and co-wrote the first movie, won’t be involved as far as the production but may appear as a cameo. Just today it was revealed that the film is set to hit theaters December 20th, 2013.
The Muppets 2 will be filmed at Pinewood Studio in London from late January until some time in April. The film will feature brand-new songs by Bret McKenzie and may feature a brand-new Muppets in the cast as well. Yes, that means more than just one. Expect more casting announcements for the film very soon.