Hey, did you know that The Muppets is just about a month away from release? At this time next months, we'll be on the cusp of witnessing the theatrical return of Jim Henson's creations for their first big screen outing since Muppets from Space bowed at the end of last century. Hopefully, the new movie will righteously return the Muppets to their cinematic golden age, which began with The Muppet Movie in 1979 and extended to The Muppets Take Manhattan in 1984. While we wait for the new film to drop, Disney has debuted four new character posters for The Muppets, each featuring two familiar characters and promising some essential element like "romance." One has Fozzie Bear and the Swedish Chef, another includes Animal and Gonzo, and a third highlights Statler and Waldorf. The fourth is for Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
All four character posters debuted on the official The Muppets facebook page.
Jason Segel co-wrote the screenplay with his Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller, and he also stars in the film with Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, a metric ton of celebrity cameos, and, of course, the Muppets. The story finds the gang reuniting in order to save the disused Muppet Theater from a greedy oil baron. How will they do it? By putting on one hell of a show. James Bobin directs, with Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords serving as music supervisor.
The Muppets hits theaters on November 23rd.