Disney has released the first clip from director James Bobin’s upcoming sequel Muppets Most Wanted. The follow-up finds the titular gang on a successful tour in Europe when Kermit gets mistaken for his jewel-heisting doppelganger, Constantine, and thrown in jail. The pic looks quite different from the first film in that there appears to be no clear human protagonist, as the charming Ricky Gervais plays a shady, hotshot agent named “Dominic Badguy”. In this first clip, Badguy pitches Kermit and his friends on what he could do for them as their agent, namedropping some rather successful acts in the process like U2 and One Direction.
Hit the jump to watch the debut clip and to check out some new images. The film also stars Tina Fey and Ty Burrell. Muppets Most Wanted opens on March 21st.
Here’s the official synopsis for Muppets Most Wanted:
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais, creator of “Derek” and the Golden Globe®- and Emmy®-winning series “The Office” and “Extras.” The film stars Golden Globe-, Emmy- and SAG Award®-winning actress and writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock,” “Mean Girls,” “Date Night”) as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (TV’s “Modern Family”) as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.
Head over to Yahoo! Movies to watch the clip. We’ll have an embed up here as soon as one’s available.
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