Jason Segel certainly knows he’s a man as he wont be a Muppet in the near future starring or as a writer role the actor confirms in a interview with Collider. The actor is one people behind bringing back the iconic THE MUPPETS back to the big screen, as he was the film’s co writer along with Nicholas Stoller along with been a executive producer too.
I haven’t heard many people worldwide who have despised the return of Kermit & Co majority of have been in favour loving every minute sometimes the parents more than the kids, so it’s no surprise that there’s been talk of a sequel in the cards. Some fans may not like the idea of no Gary for a new film but Segel is only one third of the team with Stoller and the film’s director James Bobin taking charge of writing the follow up. Here’s what Segel had to say about not going to be involved in the future film.
“It’s true but it’s totally amicable. My goal was to bring The Muppets back and I did that leaving them in very good hands, my writing partner and James Bobin the director. I did what I set out to do, and now I wanna pursue more human-related projects (laughs).All I wanted to do was to set the stage for them to do whatever they wanted. I’m sure I’ll return in some capacity here and there, but that was half a decade of my life. Five years of hard work. I’m ready for a little puppet break.”
Sometimes you don’t realise how long it takes to make a film like The Muppets and it’s totally understandable and many of the ‘human’ contributors on the acting levels don’t usually last longer than a film before moving on. His wit and charm did suit the film perfectly but as we know now how long it took you don’t blame Segel not wanting to have one film take up most of his time but storywise his Muppet ‘brother’ Walter was the true star along with Kermit.When the future film does arrive you can assume the new adventure will be on Walter and his fully paid up membership as a Muppet which should leave the door open if and when Jason Segel wants to return to the fold.
He does have a tv as well as a film career to work on and scheduling was probably another factor in his decision with How I Met Your Mother still high on the schedule list and then next month The Duplass Brother’s Jeff Who Lives At Home April 20th, a film that made its UK premiere last month at Glasgow Film Festival (as the secret film section).