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Muppets Most Wanted Poster Debuts

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The official movie poster for the new Muppets Most Wanted made its debut today in an Entertainment Weekly exclusive.

Ricky Gervais, one of the film’s co-stars, tweeted back in October:

He plays second-banana to villain and Kermit doppelgänger, Constantine, featured at his most sinister at the bottom, right corner of the poster. As per usual, the cast is a virtual who’s who of legendary Muppets and Hollywood elite: Kermit, Tom Hiddleston, Miss Piggy, Tina Fey, Fozzie, Ty Burrell, Animal and Ray Liotta among others.

The plot, sporting the tagline, “Taking the world by farce,” involves a jewel-heist by dastardly duo Constantine and Gervais, which drags along the Muppets, who are on a world tour. Echoes of The Great Muppet Caper (1981) anyone? The film is considered a follow-up to 2011′s The Muppets. Both are directed by James Bobin, who also has credits directing comedy TV Series’ Flight of the Conchords and Da Ali G Show.

Not involved in this iteration is the writer and (human) star of The Muppets, Jason Segel, who reported to Collider back in 2012 that, “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).”

The trailer for the latest Muppets flick was released back in August (re-shown above). The film won’t be out until next March so if you need a Muppet injection beforehand, you can watch the ABC Thanksgiving special, Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular. Gaga will also have a cameo in the Most Wanted.

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[Images via Muppets Facebook and Entertainment Weekly.]

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  • jennifer

    Can’t wait to watch it. Just remembering Miss.Piggy on roller skates through Central Park, too funny, so much fun. Love the Muppets.

  • Daniel

    Though the Muppets have and do bring a smile
    to my face and have been a great source of
    family friendly entertainment , I find it
    sad that Hollywood feels obligated to pair
    up the Muppets with someone as oddball and
    oversexualized like Lady Gaga for
    Thanksgiving . In It’s a Very Merry Muppet
    Christmas Movie seeing Scooter as a pole
    dancer in a strip club was very disturbing
    but , I’m certain I’m a lone voice