Seeing as how 2011’s The Muppets was something of a hit for Disney, it’s no surprise that the studio is returning to the well of felt animals who get into wacky misadventures, this time with the aptly titled The Muppets…Again.  And despite the fact we’re still a year away from the film’s release date, we’ve already got a plot summary and two new pictures.

The first pic is featured above, and features the whole Muppet cast as they travel to Europe.  The second pic, below, finds Ricky Gervais mugging with some felt.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly (via /Film), Kermit the Frog (sigh) laid out the entire plot of the sequel, which is actually pretty funny:

The idea of this film is that our gang is on this global tour, and we’re selling out these grand theaters all over Europe—in Berlin, Madrid, London—but we sort of get into a little bit of trouble when we run across my doppleganger. He’s the world’s number one criminal, Constantine, and he happens to look an awful lot like me. I won’t tell you any more than that, but let’s just say mayhem ensues.

/Film also notes that Gervais will star as the “dastardly” sidekick to Constantine, Dominic.  Tina Fey will portray a Russion prison guard, Ty Burrell will play an Interpol agent, and Christoph Waltz and Ray Liotta are set for cameos.

The Muppets…Again is set for a March 14, 2014 release date.

What do you think of the Muppets news?