Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
London Film Festival 2014: Fury Gala
The LFF closes with several bangs
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
04 August 2014
Michael Sheen And More Back For Through The Looking Glass
As James Bobin gets to work on the Wonderland sequel
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Sex Tape (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Empire Star Rating
This Is 40 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

No More Muppets For Jason Segel
Gary's taking a puppet break

05 March 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Collider

submit to reddit

No More Muppets For Jason Segel

Is he a man, or is he a Muppet? Jason Segel seems to have made his decision. While we heard last week that a follow-up to the awesomely revivified Muppets was now in the planning stages, Segel has confirmed to Collider that he won't be involved.

"It’s true but it’s totally amicable," Segel says. "My goal was to bring The Muppets back. I did what I set out to do, and now I wanna pursue more human-related projects. 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.”

The thing is, he's quite right. As welcome a presence as he was in The Muppets, Jason was careful not to make it The Segel Show. The stars were Kermit and co., as is only right and proper. No human interloper has ever continued through more than one Muppet movie, and whatever is planned for the future, the Muppets' anarchic non-template to date probably dictates that it won't be a straight-up sequel.

The "safe hands" Segel mentions are Nick Stoller and James Bobin, although they're only committed to screenplay duties thus far, and there's no indication yet of whether Bobin will direct again.

We'll next see Segel in Jeff, Who LIves At Home, out in the UK on April 20.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Jameson Empire Award Nominations 2012
The nominees are here!
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

If that's the case...
I kind of hope that Walter isn't a big part of it. He was fine in The Muppets because of the part he served in the story but he's not a muppet I'm especially keen to see more of. He's what we would've referred to in school as a wet. He's a wet shit! More

Posted by bobthegrinch at 11:16 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast #133: Robert Duvall, Anna Faris And James Marsden Interviews
Plus the team discuss the latest news on the upcoming DC and Marvel movies

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Movie Poster Mashups: Sean Bean Edition
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be appalled at the punning...

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Video Interviews: Megan Fox And Will Arnett Talk Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Plus the director and producers on the tone of their new turtle flick

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Interactive Gallery: Explore Iconic Movie Spacesuits
Explore the fabric of space-time

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)