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Muppets sequel plot and promotional photo in Entertainment Weekly

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Oscarfan, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    I'm EXTREMELY happy and impressed with all of this! :) I know it's early yet but I see the makings of a great, colourful, fun movie with a lot of terrific twists.

    Echoing the sentiments of previous MC members on this thread - isn't it great to see a Muppet movie promo shot with nothing but Muppets? With all due respect to Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper et al (or Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey, for that matter), this is about our fuzzy friends, not their human co-stars.

    I, personally, like the idea that it's a world tour of The Muppet Show (check out the sign on the right) that's bringing everybody overseas. To me, that could make some of the musical numbers more organic. Besides, it's a nice little device to remind everybody of what the Muppets arguably do best - put on a show - and salute their TV glory days (and the international reach of TMS) while possibly laying the groundwork for a new weekly series.

    Believe it or not, I'm intrigued by the concept of Kermit having an evil twin, even though we all agree it wouldn't be the first time. (Nobody's brought up the TMS Jekyll-and-Hyde potion yet, or the "evolving" Koozebanian Phoob - "These are Kermit the Frogs, returning you to The Muppet Show.")

    And while the poser-vs-puppet debate will surely dominate discussion of every picture released between now and March '14, I like the photos we're seeing so far and I'm thrilled that so many of our old friends are back in action. (Yes, even Foo Foo. Piggy got a lot of her best "diva lines" when she was paired up with Foo Foo.)

    Getting VERY EXCITED about this one, folks!!!
     
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  2. Stacey Riley

    Stacey Riley Member

    Looking at the high res alternative I think you're right.
     
  3. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    It sounds good to me. Anyone else think that Constantine will look nothing like Kermit, kind of like the Fozzie gag from "The Great Muppet Caper?"
     
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  4. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Hey Mister Muppet! Great to hear from you again!

    What you said about Rowlf reading the Daily Muppet. That is So Rowlf. Your avatar is amazing too.

    Well, I will say good luck for Kermit and the gang with the movie and have fun.
     
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  5. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I love this!!!!!! :flirt:

    For those complaining about the plot, all of the original Muppet movies had standard plots just like this one...

    Let's take a roadtrip to Hollywood and put on a show!
    Let's go to England for a story and solve a crime!
    Let's go to NYC and put on a show!

    The Muppets bring the fun to the concept and not the other way around..cough...cough...MFS. :concern:

    You're right. They could definitely give this piece some digital nips and tucks, but it does look pretty amazing and I'm just glad they didn't do one of those ugly Photoshop clip art monstrosities. :eek: I still give this poster an A.
     
  6. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I love that photo, even the additions of Foo-Foo and Sweetums. :grr:
    I can't wait to see more Muppet photos in the future.
     
  7. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    Hey muppetfan24/7 great to hear from you too Great to hear you think the avatar is amazing I just stumbled upon it when I was online and thought it looked great :)

    I can't wait to see more images advertising this and other images leaked of the set as this one is Awesome :)
     
  8. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    I can't believe this isn't being released for another 15 months?? I don't know if I can cope with all this anticipation ...again!!

    Chris
     
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    How do we get contact with James Bobin or Nick Stoller? I wanna make sure the give Pepe and Rizzo more screen time in this movie. Robin would also be nice.
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I'm glad to see that we are really progressing and that a bit of a plot was released as well as a beautiful promo photo! However, I'm going to proceed with a little bit of caution...I know the Muppets can pull off just about anything well and I'm not extremely concerned, but I just don't care for the plot too much. Touring is fine and all, but I'm mainly concerned with this Constantine. The Muppets have the stuff to pull off a good doppelganger story and make it hilarious, but I just would have personally liked to see the Muppets move away from doppelgangers a bit. A doppelganger plot can be great if done right, I just hope that it is done right and has a very Muppety spin on it.

    That said, I'm loving the promo photo! I especially love the GMC throwbacks, such as the bellhop rats and such. I probably have more to say about that photo, but I'm too lazy to go back and look at it right now. :p
     
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  11. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    That would be funny if it was a human. If it was a frog that looked totally different it'd also kind of make sense. All frogs look alike to humans. We're kind of speciesist that way.
     
  12. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    It's true. You've seen one talking frog, you've seen them all.
     
  13. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    I would also say, "You seen one Muppet, you seem all."
     
  14. JonnyBMuppetMan

    JonnyBMuppetMan Well-Known Member

    After first seeing that group photo, I kinda think the movie should be re-titled "The Maniacal Muppety Tour" :D

    Still, that group shot is wonderful; and promising since it's all-Muppets. I'm probably most surprised that Foo-Foo was included (apparently she no longer needs pet therapy, LOL.)

    Also, I'm probably not the only one that thinks Kermit looks a little too bug-eyed; but hey, it's leagues better than the "flat-head" posers from 10-15 years ago. :)
     
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  15. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Also glad to see Foo-Foo included. Really nice to see her recognized again.

    I just really love some of the different reactions and poses the Muppets have in this: Walter running, Beaker, Zoot dozing off, Sam being Sam, Rowlf. Just a bunch of great little things.

    And then also, I LOVE that the Newsman is included on the magazine or newspaper Kermit is holding! That's just awesome! :news:
     
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  16. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I wonder who will play Constantine, the villainous Kermit look-alike (Peter Linz or David Rudman, perhaps)? Hope he gets a good karate chop from Miss P.
     
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  17. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I don't remember if he was dressed like this in the last movie, but I am glad to see that Dr. Teeth has the fur vest back instead of the leather (?) one he has been wearing recently. Thanks for sharing the high-res pictures!
     
  18. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    This is great! Am I the only one who thought of TGMC when this photo first came up?

    I also hope Bobin and Stoller haven't left Pepe, Rizzo, and Robin behind again. Out of the three, I was at least expecting Pepe to be in the photo.

    And did anyone else notice the Newsman on Kermit's newspaper? :news: Also, the "wanted" posters of Constaine on the walls.
     
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  19. crazy chris

    crazy chris Well-Known Member

    I WANT A 27 X 40 COPY OF THE POSTER BEHIND SAM.... NOW!

    cc
     
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  20. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Not only that, but I wish that an actual Muppet newspaper could be published.
     
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