If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the return of felt friends The Muppets to our screens, then the new trailer for Muppets Most Wanted is likely to make you smile. Featuring more from Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang (plus the humans roped in to their latest misadventure), it’s stuffed full of gags.
Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, including stops in Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows them overseas as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine, the World’s Number One Criminal, and a dead-ringer for Kermit.
After trapping our green hero in a Russian gulag (overseen by guard Tina Fey), Constantine joins the Muppets on their tour with sidekick Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais), who is posing as their tour manager. And on their trail is agent Sam the Eagle, forced to work with fussy Interpol copper Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell). Cue a succession of one-upmanship challenges between the two – not the least of which is comparing badges.
We’re definitely hopeful for this one, which once again comes crammed with cameos and features director James Bobin on co-writing duties with Nicholas Stoller and Bret McKenzie back writing the songs after scoring an Oscar for The Muppets in 2012. It all hits cinemas on March 28.