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James Bobin returning to direct The Muppets sequel [Update]

Update: Jason Segal has confirmed that he will not be starring in the sequel [via Collider]:

“My goal was to bring The Muppets back and I did that leaving them in very good hands, my writing partner and James Bobin the director. All I wanted to do was to set the stage for them to do whatever they wanted. I did what I set out to do, and now I wanna pursue more human-related projects. I’m sure I’ll return in some capacity here and there, but that was half a decade of my life. Five years of hard work. I’m ready for a little puppet break.”

Original article follows below.

Vulture reports that a deal has been signed with The Muppets director James Bobin and original co-writer Nicholas Stoller for a sequel. Stoller’s co-writer Jason Segal, however, won’t be returning to write the screenplay due to his busy schedule.

Segal could still star in the project. The Muppets has grossed $153.7M worldwide ($88.40M domestic / $65.3M foreign).

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