‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Teaser Trailer: Scooter Has the Moves Like Jagger

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:56 pm,

Disney successfully (re-)introduced the late Jim Henson’s Muppets to the big screen back in 2011, so it should come as little surprise to learn that a sequel will arrive next year. The followup, which is titled Muppets Most Wanted, will include a handful of new human puppets… er, players – including comedic television stars Ricky Gervais (The Office (UK)), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Ty Burrell (Modern Family) - in a movie co-written by Nicholas Stoller and director James Bobin: two-thirds of the team responsible for the previous Muppets flick (minus the co-screenwriter and male human lead, Jason Segel).

Watch the Muppets Most Wanted teaser trailer above (the preview will be attached to Disney’s Planes in theaters this weekend), then check out the official synopsis:

['Muppets Most Wanted'] takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets 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—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.

As is to be expected, the Muppets Most Wanted teaser doesn’t really dive into the film’s plot – or touch upon the similarities between this movie and The Great Muppet Caper (released back in 1981). Rather, the footage is composed of primarily what many younger and older audience members expect/want to see in a Muppet flick: irreverent Muppet comedy and knowingly-hammy performances from the humans – who tend to act as in a staight-man (or straight-woman) capacity, behave like Muppets in human form – or a combination of the two (see Tim Curry in Muppet Treasure Island, for a great example of the latter).

muppets most wanted trailer Muppets Most Wanted Teaser Trailer: Scooter Has the Moves Like Jagger

On a final note: in case you’re a Muppets fan who prefers it when the characters perform original musical numbers, as opposed to riffing on popular songs (see: Scooter and the penguins’ rendition of “Moves Like Jagger”): Muppets Most Wanted will also feature new songs written by Bret McKenzie, the Flight of the Conchords alum who secured an Oscar for his “Man or Muppet” tune from the last Muppets installment. Good news, right?

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Muppets Most Wanted opens in U.S. theaters on March 21st, 2014.

Source: Walt Disney Pictures

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  1. Sad to see jason segal isnt writing. He had such passion for the muppets. But with the last one being one of my favorite movies of that year, ill definently check this out. Especially if it has the same music writerss

  2. Saying that the trailer is underwhelming is an insult to all underwhelming trailers that have ever been made.

    • Do you remember the the last muppet film trailers? They were very much like this then became spoof trailers. Trailers dont make a film

  3. Yeah I loved the “reboot” thought it was absolutely fantastic. Cant wait for the sequel. Too bad Segal and Adams aren’t returning. Still, I love Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey just as much if not more than them so I’m pretty sure it’ll be awesome.

  4. It is a shame that Jason isn’t returning. He really fit into the world of The Muppets

  5. RIZOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Finally

    • and peep the prawn

  6. HA HA HA sequel

  7. excellent. i cannot wait. love the muppets

  8. This looks a little phoned in compared to the last one….which was fantastic

    • phoned in?

  9. I hope they do parody trailers again. They always cracked me up.

  10. The first one had some the worst trailer I’ve seen my whole life, and ended up being one of the best family films in recent years. Based on that this might be one of the best movies of all time!

  11. Take my money!!

  12. Oops like a lot of fun

  13. My favorite trailer from the previous Muppets movie was the pseudo rom-com they made.
    Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, and Ricky Gervais though? Spring 2014 can’t be here soon enough.

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