The disparity of commercial and critical acclaim between The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted is pretty striking. The first scored 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and raked in $165 million worldwide; the follow-up dropped to 79% on RT, and only $70 million worldwide. Box-office-wise, that’s a drastic drop-off for what should have been a surefire hit, and it’s likely stopped the Muppets cold when it comes to their theatrical adventures. But no one keep the Muppets down, so when will we see them again?
At the press day for Neighbors, Steve spoke with director Nicholas Stoller, and their conversation turned to The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, both of which Stoller co-wrote. During the interview, Stoller talked about not knowing why Muppets Most Wanted flopped, but more importantly, he talked about the possibility of bring the Muppets back to television. Hit the jump for what he had to say.