Back in November it was reported that Paul Rudd would be joining the cast of the new Muppets movie. The film stars Jason Segel who also co-wrote the screenplay with his Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller. We thought this was going to be a full on reunion between Stoller, Segel, and Rudd, but unfortunately it’s not happening. Rudd recently spoke with MTV and cleared the air about his “supposed” involvement.

Rudd: I wish that I was [in it]. It’s all rumor… I wanted to be in it, and I talked to Jason, but I think there was some things that happened and I don’t know if I’m gonna get to do it.

Damn! That would have been epic. First Jane Lynch says that she’s not in the film and now this. What could be so important that it could keep Rudd, Segel and a group of puppets from performing beautiful comedy together?

The actor was rumored to be one of the many cameo appearances in the film that currently includes Lady Gaga, Zach Galifianakis, Donald Glover, Danny Trejo, Eric Stonestreet, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, Alan Arkin, Billy Crystal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

The Muppets will open in theaters on December 25, 2011.

Are you sad that Rudd won’t appear in the film?