When I went to go see Pirates of the Caribbean on Sunday, I had to endure several horrible movie trailers. I might end up writing about them later, but needless to say they made me quite sad. I was even sadder when I was reminded that we were supposed to see the new Muppet movie trailer before Pirates but didn’t. Honestly, I felt a little robbed. You might think I’m over reacting, but understand that one of them was the extended trailer for Mr. Popper’s Penguins. They’ve named two of the penguins “Stinky” and “Loudy.” Why did I have to see that? Why?
Luckily, I discovered the trailer for the new Muppets movie online today, so I guess that makes up for the onslaught of bad previews yesterday. I don’t know if I’ve really mentioned it before (maybe during my Follow that Bird review), but I am a huge fan of the Muppets. The old Muppet movies are up there as my favorite movies from my childhood. I even thought Muppets in Space was OK, so I’ve had optimism for this project from the get-go. Now that I watched this new trailer a couple times, I’m getting so excited! To really enjoy the trailer, pretend you’re sitting in the theater and you don’t know it’s for The Muppets.
I couldn’t stop laughing when the confused voice-over guy announced, “Kermit the Frog?” While there is some apprehension in having the plot revolve around two very famous actors, the trailer is openly saying, “We promise this won’t just be a Amy Adams/Jason Segel rom-com!”
In the rich tradition of the other Muppet movies, The Muppets is going to have a slew of cameos. Here are just a few of the confirmed cameos:
- Alan Arkin
- Zach Galifianakis
- Emily Blunt
- John Krasinski
- Neil Patrick Harris
- Dave Grohl
- Danny Trejo
- Mickey Rooney
- Donald Glover
And I’m sure there will be plenty more. Donald Glover is probably one of the cameos I’m more gleeful about, if only because of his awesome impression of Ernie on Community. I would also love it if Neil Patrick Harris does a Dr. Horrible bit, but I’m not holding my breath. One mystery still aludes us… who is voicing Walter, the newest Muppet? Paul Rudd was rumored to be the voice, but that’s been debunked. The other rumored voice is Michael Cera, who could also be in the movie through another cameo.
The movie comes out November 23rd, so there’s still plenty of time to debate the good and the bad. Still, I would watch practically anything having to do with the Muppets, so a new movie is a very good thing for me.