Ricky Gervais in talks to star in Muppets sequel

Lined up to play human lead

The Muppets sequel may not be welcoming back Jason Segel for another starring outing, but Kermit and co. may well have found a replacement in the form of Ricky Gervais.

Details of who Gervais might play remain undisclosed, although it's thought that he's wanted to play the leading human role, as opposed to a mere cameo.

Gervais had recorded a cameo role for the original movie, only for it to end up on the cutting room floor. And for anyone questioning whether his brand of censor-baiting comedy would be a good fit for the Muppets, he does have previous, as you can see below...

The project recently suffered a setback when Christoph Waltz dropped out of playing an Interpol Agent, although that role has now been recast for Modern Family star Ty Burrell.

Described as a European-set caper, the film will be directed by James Bobin from a script by Nicholas Stoller, and is expected to begin filming in the UK in January 2013.

Would Gervais be a good fit for the project? Tell us, below!


    • Hadouken76

      Dec 18th 2012, 9:36

      with Russell Brand..and its not about puppets. ho ho ho

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    • MikeyRix

      Dec 19th 2012, 10:40

      Well, that's something I'll be avoiding then, if he is cast...Can't stand Gervais. Not funny in the slightest either, which doesn't help.

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