Christoph Waltz In Talks to Star in ‘Muppets’ Sequel; May Start Production in January
We haven’t heard too much about the upcoming sequel to The Muppets since its announcement last spring, but recently some interesting new developments have come to light regarding this exciting project. This week, it was revealed that Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is currently in talks to star in the new film.
In the new sequel, which will be set in Europe and was described as a “comedy caper” by writer Nicholas Stoller, Waltz would be playing an Interpol inspector, who will be one of the few lead roles played by a human (as opposed to a Muppet) in the new film. Waltz is perhaps best known for his role in the film Inglourious Basterds, for which he won an Academy Award, and will be next appearing in the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained. Other human roles in the new sequel are currently set to include a Russian femme fatale and a male lead “whose intentions are always in question.”
In addition to this piece of casting news, Muppet fan sites The Muppet Mindset and Tough Pigs are reporting that reliable sources involved with the film have confirmed that the film’s script is complete and filming will begin this January. In addition, director of The Muppets James Bobin, who is writing the film with Nicholas Stoller, will return as director for the new film.
No release date has been set yet for the new film, but we’re so excited to learn that progress is being made, and can’t wait to see what’s in store with the new sequel. Stay tuned for more news on this Muppetational sequel.