Christoph Waltz Joins ‘The Muppets 2’

The Oscar-winning actor will portray an Interpol inspector in this European set comedy sequel.

Christoph Waltz joins the cast of The Muppets 2
Christoph Waltz joins the cast of The Muppets 2
Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz is in negotiations to star in The Muppets 2 for Walt Disney Pictures and director James Bobin (The Muppets).

The actor will portray an Interpol agent in the sequel, which will be set in Europe. It is said that this part is one of the few key human roles, aside from a slew of cameos. Other noteworthy non-Muppet roles include a Russian femme fatale and the male lead, whose intentions are always questionable. The Muppets star Jason Segel will not be returning for the follow-up.

James Bobin will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nick Stoller. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce.

We reported in April that this sequel will be an homage to 1981's The Great Muppet Caper, although no plot details have been confirmed yet.

Muppets Most Wanted was released March 21st, 2014 and stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman. The film is directed by James Bobin.

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Comments (5)

  1. Stansfield

    Inglorious Basterds: thumbs up
    Green Hornet: thumbs down
    Django Unchained: looks like a thumbs up..we'll see
    The Muppets 2: thumbs down. let the f*cking Muppets die.
    Like it's a pattern. I don't get why he doesn't get better roles more often, he's an excellent actor. My favorite role of his was in Carnage. Funny sh*t.

    2 years agoby @StansfieldFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    LOL!!! Love it!!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. ROFLitschristian

    I'm really really liking this.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  4. thedude-abides

    Obviously a financial decision more than anything else, but it just goes to show how much he owes QT for providing him with another great role.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

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