New Muppet Movie to Feature Lots of Celebrity Cameos

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 1:31 am,

Jason Segel in the new Muppet Movie New Muppet Movie to Feature Lots of Celebrity Cameos

Hollywood stars have been more than willing to appear onscreen with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the Muppets gang for years now and next year’s The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made looks to have its fair share of celebrity cameos as well.

Jason Segel co-wrote the script for the new Muppet movie and will appear in the film, likely alongside more than a dozen other well-known and respected (human) movie and TV stars.

The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made will revolve around the efforts of a man, Gary (Segel), his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), and the man-like puppet Walter, as the trio attempts to get the original Muppet crew back together and stop a greedy oil baron (Chris Cooper) from destroying the team’s old TV studio.

Production Weekly tweeted yesterday that Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), John Krasinski (The Office), and Ed Helms (The Hangover 2) may appear in the film as “Lady Gaga’s entourage” – which presumably means the pop artist herself may show up as well (insert Gaga + Muppets joke of choice here).

The Wrap confirmed those three names as possibilities to appear in the Muppet’s latest big screen outing, which may also include cameos from Jane Lynch (Glee) and Danny Trejo (Machete) as a prison guard and prisoner, respectively, Zach Galifianakis (Due Date) as a hobo (it’s the beard, right?), as well as Donald Glover (Community) and Jack Black in some sort of appropriate roles.

While every episode of the original Muppet Show primarily revolved around a single celebrity, the felt puppets’ big screen outings have included brief turns by many a thespian, including the likes of Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, Art Carney, Gregory Hines, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, and so many more that it boggles our minds just thinking about it.

The plot for Segel’s Muppet movie is pretty simple, but story has never exactly been the focus of Kermit and Co.’s cinematic ventures. So long as the pic has its share of the Muppet’s trademark irreverent humor (goofy puns, maniacal physical comedy, and general wacky antics), then fans should get exactly what they’re hoping for and walk away satisfied.

The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made hits theaters on December 25th, 2011.

Source: Production Weekly, The Wrap

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  1. I can’t wait to see Lady Gaga in this movie. Screw the haters.

    • What she isn’t a Muppet already? ;)

    • Oh man…that just killed it for me. Why her lol. I have hope that Animal will use her head for a snare then…of better yet Statler and Waldorf mock her into shame.

      • Way to over-react over a CAMEO (meaning she’ll be on screen for like 2 minutes at most).

        • LOL. Hey, you have your feelings about her I have mine :) Don’t get your panties in a bunch. Breathe in, Breathe out. :)

          • My underwear is just fine, but you’re just over-reacting over a 2 minute cameo. If people can accept a rapist in The Hangover, then I’m pretty sure someone that’s actullay a dcent human being won’t hure a family film.

          • But I guess that’s just how people are these days. They idolize scumbags like Mel Gibson, Mike Tyson, and Roman Polanski, but hate on the actually decent people like Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. It’s just another reason I hate people.

            • Wait…. I was with you til you mentioned Mr. Jackson…..

              • Aknot..I really don’t fell i was “overreacting” lol. If anything it was this guy. Then he went and turn the whole thing into a big race/bad celebrities type of thing. When i made my comment, i was actually picturing Animal yelling “woman! woomaaann!” while drumming on her head. people need to lighten up really. :) As far as Staler and Waldorf go..anyone who knows The Muppets knows EVERYONE is fair game as far as they are concerned.

              • You do know that the whole issue of MJ being a “pedophile” is BS, right? of course you don’t.

                • It seriously boggles me why you would bring all this up. GET OVER IT DUDE. You went and turned the thread into something completely different.

        • @ Little Monster:

          Two minutes too long…

  2. Jack Black in a Muppets film? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. This is even worse than Lady Gaga. JAck Black has stunk up every movie screen he’s ever been on.

    • LOL

  3. Didn’t they do the whole “save the theatre” stint already? *YAWN* And an evil “oil barron” no less. *double YAWN*