Dec 16, 2010
Walter Finds His Voice
Where does this information come from? Well, MTV recently conducted an interview with a Muppet fan's best friend, Jason Segel, on the press junket for Gulliver's Travels, which Jason is in. In the interview, Segel not only revealed that Walter will be voiced and performed by Peter Linz, but also that the movie is a full-on musical with "ten to twelve" songs written by Flight of the Conchords' Brett MacKenzie. Segel also mentioned that they are hoping to get Lady Gaga for the film, but that nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
However, on the positive cameo side, it was recently revealed that Dave Groehl (no relation to Dave Goelz), drummer for the band The Foo Fighters, will be making a cameo appearance in the movie as Animal's replacement with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem while everyone's favorite drummer is in anger management. Our good friends at ToughPigs have all the info if this wasn't enough. (Don't worry, you won't hurt my feelings.)
So... in conclusion, Walter is Peter Linz and Peter Linz is awesome, the movie is a major musical with tons of musical numbers, and Dave Grohl plays the drums and will probably be great. Just three more reasons to love The Muppets (the movie with the confusing title... not the Muppets).
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier