Well, Muppets fans, it’s official: Jason Segel will not be back in any capacity in The Muppets sequel. Movie Fanatic was attending the press gathering for Segel’s latest film, Jeff Who Lives at Home, and the actor talked for a moment about his official stance on his participation in The Muppets 2. “My goal was to bring back the Muppets and I’d say we did that,” Segel said when asked about returning. “It was five years of my life. I want to pursue more human-centered projects.”
Movie Fanatic reported last week that the sequel to the 2011 film starring Segel and Amy Adams was a go, but the involvement of the co-writer and star of the first film was questionable. Now, we know for sure. It looks as if Segel saw that his part in the Muppets universe was to bring the gang into the 21st century and leave the franchise in the good hands of his writing partner Nick Stoller and the first film’s director who will be back for the second, James Bobin.