Despite losing star and super fan Jason Segal, the new and improved Muppets franchise is moving on presumably with most of the same production team intact, as director James Bobin is returning for the next chapter that will feature Kermit and the gang on a European adventure. I don’t even want to continue, because I’m already super excited about the premise alone. But it gets even better, because The Hollywood Reporter is, um, reporting that Christoph Waltz will be the star of the next Muppets adventure. WEEEEEEE! Bingo! How fun!
Like Segal, Waltz will be one of the main human characters in the film, and obviously he won’t be alone.
While the film is expected to have a slew of cameos, as is a Muppets movie tradition, the part of the Interpol inspector is one of a small handful of human roles that will stand apart. The other notable characters, according to sources, are that of a Russian femme fatale and a male lead whose intentions are always in question.
While not very descriptive, Waltz as an Interpol detective sounds great. Hell, Waltz with the Muppets just sounds perfect. The guy is practically a Muppet himself. As for the other characters – the femme fatale and sketchy dude bro – I have some suggestions.
Femme Fatale: Famke Jannsen, Olga Kurylenko… That’s pretty much it.
The sketchy dude is a different task. Is he good guy sketchy or Stephen Dorff sketchy? Plus, we have to replace Jason Segal’s charm and lovable dope routine. Is he American or is he European? Either way, this might be the perfect role for Robert Pattinson in his post-Twilight career. After all, he looks a little like a Muppet, too…
Additional cameos: Daniel Craig, Idris Elba, Helen Mirren, Judy Dench, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, basically anyone that has ever been James Bond, Rowan Atkinson, Ricky Gervais, whoever the people are from Dr. Who that everyone loves, Robert Downey Jr. doing his British accent, Jason Statham… wait, sh*t. Jason Statham should be the male lead. Yeah, do that, Muppets.