Disney is releasing the official theatrical trailer for The Muppets next Monday morning, but they’ve been releasing cute parody trailers (like this and this) in the meantime. Today they released their take on Green Lantern, and I would watch it eighteen times before watching the real Green Lantern. But not nineteen. That would be silly.
The Muppets is written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and directed by James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords on HBO). It stars Amy Adams, Jason Segel, and Chris Cooper. Expect many cameos. Here’s the official synopsis, via TheFilmStage:
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
The Muppets opens this November 23rd. It’s probably not in Swedish.