If you’re a fan of Jim Henson’s The Muppets this post is for you! Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller have been hard at work on an upcoming revamp of the classic characters for their new Muppets movie. When was the last time a film featuring them appeared in theaters? We honestly can’t remember but we have a feeling it was in the nineties. Either way, they’re back and Entertainment Weekly has your first look at the old gang. Check them out…
In the magazine article, they reveal a new Muppet named Walter who will be the roommate of Segel’s character Gary. Walter is described as “a sweet, slightly naive twenty-something Everypuppet.” Director James Bobin said that Walter is the kind of guy who faints when he sees Kermit the Frog. According to Segel, the character doesn’t have a lot of confidence because he’s the only Muppet where he lives. He thinks that if he meets the famous Muppets he’ll feel more comfortable because he’ll be around his own kind.
Walter appears in one of the photos below holding a smart phone.
Just looking at these photos can put a smile on your face. We’re really excited to see this film and we hope it does well.
The Muppets is slated to hit theaters on December 25, 2011.
What do you think of Walter and the rest of The Muppet cast?
Source: Coming Soon