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 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Will Ferrell & Adam McKay Plan Manimal
Digging up the defunct '80s series for Sony Pictures Animation
Edgar Wright Putting Baby Driver Back In Gear
Long-bubbling project may boil up again
Latest Star Wars Rebels Trailer Lands
Disney show puts out extended promo
New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Spot Online
Get Shell Shocked by the film's rap tie-in
Lily Cole & Robert Sheehan Find The Messenger
Tamzin Merchant & David O'Hara also aboard the supernatural thriller
Toronto Film Festival Unveils Initial 2014 Schedule
The Drop, The Equalizer, Wild & more will premiere
New Trailer For Ethan Hawke's Predestination
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey trailer business
Chuck Palahniuk Announces Fight Club 2 Comic Book
Guess what we're talking about?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 July 2014
New Sex Tape Clip Online
Cameron Diaz knows how to get Jason Segel's attention
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Sex Tape
05 September 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
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
The Muppets (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
Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Director Matt Reeves Spills Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Secrets
What we learned from our Empire podcast spoiler special

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Doctor Strange
The Marvel boss updates us on the state of his cinematic universe

Keith Carradine On Keith Carradine
'Television is really the place to go if you want to do anything of substance now.'

Video: Gary Oldman And Keri Russell Talk Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Would you watch Carry On Up The Planet Of The Apes?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
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  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)