A few days ago, I wrote about how The Muppets writer and star Jason Segel wouldn’t be returning to write the upcoming sequel. Since then, Collider had a chance to sit down with the busy actor and get some clarification on his involvement with the next installment. Read what he had to say after the jump.
When asked about not coming back to write, Segel said:
It’s true but it’s totally amicable. 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. I did what I set out to do, and now I wanna pursue more human-related projects. All I wanted to do was to set the stage for them to do whatever they wanted. 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.
While I absolutely understand Segel’s reasoning at not coming back to star, I’m still a bit saddened by the news. His childlike enthusiasm perfectly fit into the Muppets universe, and it’ll be interesting to see who they cast in a sequel that can match that spirit.
Is this a dealbreaker for you? Or can the Muppets make it without Segel on screen?