The release of the next Muppets movie, “Muppets Most Wanted,” is about five months away, and Monday saw the release of the first poster for the film, featuring human stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell, around with the whole usual gang of Muppets.
Judging by the poster, first unearthed by Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got the usual gang of Muppets- Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Animal- plus Sam the Eagle, Beaker and Walter, the new human-like Muppet who debuted in the 2011 Muppets movie. Also on hand: an evil doppleganger of Kermit, known as “Constantine,” who we can tell is evil because he puts his pinky in the side of his mouth, in the tradition of Dr. Evil.
The film’s official synopsis has the Muppets on a world tour, following their successful comeback in the previous film, when they stumble into international intrigue involving the evil Kermit and his sidekick, played by Gervais. Burrell plays a bumbling secret agent while Fey’s character is a prison guard.
“Muppets Most Wanted” is scheduled to hit theaters March 21, 2014, and it sounds a lot like “The Great Muppet Caper,” more than any previous film in the franchise.