I reported a few weeks ago about Ricky Gervais being the face of the up and coming Muppets sequel. More news keeps rolling in as production for the movie starts up. With that we get more information on what the sequel will bring!
First off, we now have a confirmed title for the movie. It will be called The Muppets…Again!. Fair enough. The Muppets 2 would have been too easy, its good they at least add a little humor to the title.
We also got a little bit of a synopsis thanks to Screen Rant:
Disney’s “The Muppets …Again!” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two [portrayed by Ricky Gervais].
While it all sounds fun and fine, it is apparent that this has been done before with The Muppets. Sources call back to The Great Muppet Caper which follows along the lines of a diamond thief getting tangled with the Muppets.
I still think it sounds fun to me. I like the idea that Ricky Gervais is a bad guy (it goes with his image as being the douche of Hollywood). I couldn’t see him pulling off a good guy role. He’s too snarky for that. I’m still excited for this.
Source : Screen Rant