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Ricky Gervais in Talks to Star in 'Muppets' Sequel

By: Derrick Deane on December 17, 2012 at 3:08PM Comments (15)

Casting for The Muppets sequel rolls on as Ricky Gervais is currently in negotiations to star as the film's human lead character.

THR reports that there are three main human roles available amid the slew of celebrity cameos. Modern Family star Ty Burrell has nabbed one of those main roles - a lazy Interpol inspector.

Early reports suggest the main plot takes place in Europe. The two remaining character descriptions that are available are a Russian femme fatale and a male lead whose intentions are always in question. It is presumed that Gervais would be up for that role.

The comedian shot a cameo for the first film that didn't make the final cut.

If Gervais lands the role, it would be his first feature film lead since the 2009 comedy The Invention of Lying.

Do you like Gervais for the lead role or would you prefer a different actor to star alongside Kermit and Co.? If so, who?

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  • Dec 19th 2012 1:55PM

    FlickChick 421  said...

    I'm not a fan of Ricky Gervais AT ALL, so I'm bummed to hear this news. I'm a huge Muppet fan and this casting may influence my decision to check out the movie in theaters.

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  • Dec 19th 2012 7:50AM

    fandad1960  said...

    Ladies and gentlemen Stop the presses Ricky Gervais has confirmed his role in the Muppets 2

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  • Dec 17th 2012 7:48PM

    ryster  said...

    Ricky Gervais just ruin the sequel for me. The guy can not act and he is not funny. The Muppets is a G rated film. He can not even act under a dog's voice in the latest Spy Kids movie. They are better off getting another lead actor maybe some one like Jim Carrey.

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  • Dec 17th 2012 5:44PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Newsflash for all Smurf Fans The Smurfs 2 trailer has finally arrived on collider.com

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  • Dec 17th 2012 8:01PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    The first full trailer or the one that was on Wreck It Ralph and Here Comes The Boom?

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  • Dec 17th 2012 8:02PM

    fandad1960  said...

    First full one matt

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  • Dec 17th 2012 8:06PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Your right fandad, I just watched it. it looks like it could be great in 3D

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  • Dec 17th 2012 8:07PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Until i find proof that it was filmed in 3D i have put the 2D version on my want to see list

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  • Dec 17th 2012 3:26PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I don't mind the casting as long as it is good as the last movie. I'm seeing The Great Muppet Caper this week since i heard a report saying the idea for the sequel came from the 80's Muppet movies

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  • Dec 17th 2012 4:41PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    I saw that movie a long time ago. I liked Muppets Take Manhatten better

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  • Dec 17th 2012 4:42PM

    fandad1960  said...

    We'll see about that matt because I'm seeing Muppet Caper tomorrow after it arrives from Netflix

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  • Dec 17th 2012 4:53PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Ok

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  • Dec 17th 2012 4:55PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Wish me luck matt I have my fingers crossed I'll like it

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  • Dec 17th 2012 5:35PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Good luck fandad, I hope you like it as much as I did. Its a good classic Muppet movie

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  • Dec 17th 2012 5:35PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Thanks

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