The Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters on March 21st, and Disney has released two new trailers today in hopes of getting fans excited. One of them works.
First is the new trailer called “Never Before.” I find this name kind of funny because that is my least favorite song from the original Muppet Movie and the trailer highlights my least favorite part of the last Muppet movie – too many people. In it, the narrator posits a world where live action characters replace all the Muppets, using the many guest appearances and human roles in the film. This just reminds me of how, while sitting through the opening musical number of the last Muppet film, I couldn’t help but notice scenes that didn’t have a single Muppet in them!
The second trailer is much better. It’s the Muppets singing a song about a sequel.
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.