Yesterday SlashFilm.com and other entertainment news sites reported, based on a Disney press release, that the official title of the new Muppet movie has been changed from The Muppets... Again! to Muppets Most Wanted. All of these sites are also reporting that the title change is final and the name of the film will not change again (but if the entertainment industry has taught us anything, it's that nothing is set in stone).
To me, this is a very interesting title change. Muppets Most Wanted works and is a very fitting title for the plot of the film. It also has a pun element to it, perhaps insinuating that the Muppets are the most wanted entertainment out there. All that being said, I really dig the new title.
But at the same time, I'm a little disappointed to see The Muppets... Again! go. I had gotten pretty attached to the title for the film because it's both funny and clever... but what can you do. Both titles are good, catchy, and fun. Muppets Most Wanted is a less confusing title for people who don't obsessively read fan sites. I think the name change will go a long way in promoting the film as a heist epic and as a comedy.
However all of that is just my opinion. What do you think, Muppet fans? Do you like the new title, Muppets Most Wanted? Do you prefer The Muppets... Again!? Do you not care and just want to see a trailer already? Let us know by sounding off in the comments below, on Twitter, or on Facebook!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org