The Muppets are gearing back up for another go!
After a huge 2011 comeback, Missy Piggy, Kermit the Frog and the rest of the gang are returning to theaters with the aptly named The Muppets…Again!. Other big names in the movie include Ricky Gervais, who will play the bad guy’s sidekick; Tina Fey, in the role of a Russian prison guard; and Ty Burrel as an Interpol agent.
The plot follows the Muppets on a world tour, where they become entangled with the world’s biggest criminal named Constantine, who is out to steal a prized diamond…and who also just so happens to be Kermit’s doppelganger. Perfect!
Returning director James Bobin said of the plot, “I always loved those classic jewel-heist capers from the ’60s and ’70s, so I was very keen to do a movie that had elements of that [genre] featuring the Muppets and comedy and songs.”
We couldn’t be more excited!
The film will be out March 21, 2014. Check out the newly released publicity stills from the movie below.