Disney has confirmed that they are, in fact, at work on a follow up to 2011’s “The Muppets.” In a pressconference at this year’s CinemaCon event in Las Vegas, the studio revealed that director James Bobin will return. They also confirmed rumors that Jason Segel will not.
Bobin is reportedly working on the screenplay for the sequel with James Stoller. Earlier this year Segel spoke with CraveOnline.com explaining his motivation to move away from the Oscar winning franchise:
“You know, my goal was to bring The Muppets back and I think I achieved that. It was half a decade of my life and I just want to take a minute to concentrate on more human related projects,” he said.
Thus far there is no specific release information for the “Muppets 2,” but Disney says it will likely be out in the summer of 2013.