- Filming will run from January to April at Pinewood Studios in London.
- Bret McKenzie is returning to write new songs for the movie.
- There might be new Muppets in the movie. Collider assumes that might means definitely, and wonders how many new ones we'll see.
- More major casting announcements will be coming soon.
- Tentative release date of DECEMBER 20, 2013 (unconfirmed)
We'll also get major casting announcements soon, which could be huge. I have a feeling that Disney is looking for another big-name, Jason Segel/Amy Adams type to headline the film alongside the Muppets, so that could be extremely exciting. Previous news items revealed that the movie is looking to cast a Russian femme fatale and a leading man whose intentions are always in question. I don't know about you, but I would love to see a Scarlet Johansson type in the role of the femme fatale and someone like Neil Patrick Harris (or please, please, please just cast Neil Patrick Harris) as the leading man. Who would you like to see in these roles?
As for the release date, from what I know that is absolutely not set in stone or even official. I believe the only source confirming that date is IMDB, which is not known for having reputable information often. Sometimes, yes, but not often. So until we hear official news from Disney, I wouldn't get too excited about the December 20th date... but I also wouldn't be at all surprised if the film was released in that time frame.
So there you have it, Muppet fans! What do you think of these developments in the new Muppet movie? Who would you like to see cast in the film? What sort of new Muppets would you like to see, if any?
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org