Disney preps ‘Muppets’ sequel

James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller to pen follow-up

Disney is moving forward with a sequel to “The Muppets” after the return of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and friends went on to earn more than $154.8 million at the worldwide box office.

James Bobin, who helmed “The Muppets,” and co-writer Nicholas Stoller will write the script for the sequel. First film took home the Oscar for best song on Sunday for “Man or Muppet.” Bret McKenzie penned the tune.

Kermit and Miss Piggy had already announced the sequel while on an international tour for the first film, saying that the follow-up was officially moving forward during a Feb. 13 appearance on ITV’s “This Morning” daytime talker.

Jason Segel, who was instrumental in getting the first film made and co-wrote the script with Stoller, may star in the sequel, but his various projects (which include CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” and films “The Five Year Engagement” and “This Is 40”) are keeping him too busy to pen the sequel.

“The Muppets” was produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

More Film

  • Filming on Italy to Honor Monica

    Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida to Be Honored at L.A. Italian Culture Festival

    Disney is moving forward with a sequel to “The Muppets” after the return of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and friends went on to earn more than $154.8 million at the worldwide box office. James Bobin, who helmed “The Muppets,” and co-writer Nicholas Stoller will write the script for the sequel. First film took home […]

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With Will Smith in Skydance's 'Gemini Man'

    Disney is moving forward with a sequel to “The Muppets” after the return of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and friends went on to earn more than $154.8 million at the worldwide box office. James Bobin, who helmed “The Muppets,” and co-writer Nicholas Stoller will write the script for the sequel. First film took home […]

  • Wide Release on Christian Bale's 'Hostiles'

    Film News Roundup: Wide Release on Christian Bale's 'Hostiles' Moved Back a Week

    Disney is moving forward with a sequel to “The Muppets” after the return of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and friends went on to earn more than $154.8 million at the worldwide box office. James Bobin, who helmed “The Muppets,” and co-writer Nicholas Stoller will write the script for the sequel. First film took home […]

  • Sundance Womens March

    Sundance: How Will Festival Tackle #MeToo, Political Turmoil, and More?

    Disney is moving forward with a sequel to “The Muppets” after the return of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and friends went on to earn more than $154.8 million at the worldwide box office. James Bobin, who helmed “The Muppets,” and co-writer Nicholas Stoller will write the script for the sequel. First film took home […]

  • 'Maktub' Review: Palm Springs Film Festival

    Film Review: 'Maktub'

    Disney is moving forward with a sequel to “The Muppets” after the return of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and friends went on to earn more than $154.8 million at the worldwide box office. James Bobin, who helmed “The Muppets,” and co-writer Nicholas Stoller will write the script for the sequel. First film took home […]

  • DEADPOOL

    MPAA: Film, TV Industry Paid Out $49 Billion in 2016

    Disney is moving forward with a sequel to “The Muppets” after the return of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and friends went on to earn more than $154.8 million at the worldwide box office. James Bobin, who helmed “The Muppets,” and co-writer Nicholas Stoller will write the script for the sequel. First film took home […]

  • Sophie Watts

    Sophie Watts Steps Down as STX President

    Disney is moving forward with a sequel to “The Muppets” after the return of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and friends went on to earn more than $154.8 million at the worldwide box office. James Bobin, who helmed “The Muppets,” and co-writer Nicholas Stoller will write the script for the sequel. First film took home […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content