Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Kenneth Branagh Boards Artemis Fowl Adaptation For Disney
Playwright Conor McPherson is in talks to write a new script
Theo Rossi Cast In Marvel/Netflix's Luke Cage
Sons Of Anarchy actor may be Shades
Jack Reacher 2 Set For Autumn 2016
The sequel takes aim at an October release in the US
New Poster For Spielberg's Bridge Of Spies
Hanks Over Troubled Water
Mississippi Grind Trailer Bets On Drama
Ben Mendelsohn's struggling poker veteran needs help from Ryan Reynolds
Alex Kingston Headed Back To Doctor Who
River Song will meet Peter Capaldi for Christmas
Tatiana Maslany Is A Contender For Star Wars: Episode VIII
Olivia Cooke and Gina Rodriguez also in the casting mix
Hugh Bonneville Enters Viceroy's House
In Gurinder Chadha's Mountbatten biopic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 August 2015
Bryan Cranston Says Why Him?
Joining James Franco in a new comedy
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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  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)