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Disney’s sequel to 2011’s The Muppets has a title now and its human star, Ricky Gervais, is talking about the new project and the excitement from working with Kermit the Frog.
Muppets...Again! takes Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and their friends to Europe. Production is already underway in London. In addition to Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell are also reportedly members of the human cast.
“Luckily I can sing, I'm not bad actually, I'm a failed pop star so I can sing,” Gervais told The BBC. “But dancing, it fills me with dread and I have to sing and dance in this, I mean do some proper Hollywood numbers.”
Gervais knows, though, that he is not the main star of the film. He admits that everyone will be watching Kermit. “I think he's going to draw the attention away from me because he's got some crucial moves,” he said. “I have the biggest trailer but Kermit will spend some time in my sink.”
Today, Gervais also tweeted the first official photo from the film.
"Twitter Exclusive: First look at Ricky Gervais' Muppet Movie.."Please RT. twitter.com/rickygervais/s…
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 30, 2013
Entertainment Weekly also got a sneak peek and interviewed Kermit himself.
“I think everyone was pretty happy to do it,” Kermit said about getting the gang back together. “But, you know, Fozzie has been hibernating—it’s been tough to bring him to London this time of year and keep him awake. And the Dr. Teeth Band had to cancel a couple of engagements. They were playing at this little bar in Hoboken and they let that go just to come to London to do the movie.”
Muppets...Again! is due out on March 21, 2014.