Walter to return for MUPPETS sequel but Segel won’t
In THE MUPPETS big return last year, a new character was created to help bridge that emotional link to the characters, a very manly Muppet named Walter. Walter was central to the new film, and the lynchpin to its plot. He was a lot of fun, and a welcome addition to the Muppet canon.
Luckily, they aren't done with him yet. He will definitely be showing up in the sequel film. On a sadder note, it looks like other characters from the first film will not return.
Walter will still be a major player in the sequel, but it sounds like he will take a little bit of a back seat in comparison to the first film. As of right now the film is still in the scripting phase and it looks to be very Kermit-centric, harkening back to the earlier films. Kermit is a much more robust character than Walter, so I can't really blame them for this decision. Not much else is known about the sequel, other than that it will be a caper film.
This news also comes with some sadness. Jason Segel, who co-wrote and starred in the first film, will not be making an appearance. We have known for a while that he would not be in a starring role, but there had been hope for a cameo appearance, but that has been officially shot down. It's sad, but he is ready to move on. He ushered their return, which is what he wanted to do in the first place, now others can keep it going. Thanks Jason, we're glad to have them back!
Source Vulture and Cinemablend
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