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"Muppets...Again" officially retitled to "Muppets Most Wanted"

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Jun 13, 2013.


Which Muppet movie title do you prefer?

Poll closed Mar 13, 2014.
  1. The Muppets...Again!

    9 vote(s)
  2. Muppets Most Wanted

    50 vote(s)
  3. The Muppets 2

    0 vote(s)
  4. Other (Share your title below.)

    3 vote(s)

  1. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, no one in my group believed that there was actually a scene at the end, so they all left the theater. I stayed to see it, so they all lost out.
    I hope they learned their lesson. :D
    miss kermie and CaseytheMuppet like this.
  2. Weirdo96

    Weirdo96 Active Member

    Sorry to interrupt the Monsters University discussion, I just want to throw in my 2 cents about the new Muppet movie title.
    I think Muppets Most Wanted is a better title than The Muppets...Again not only because it works better with the plot, but it doesn't sounds like a mere sequel to The Muppets. Making a Muppet movie a sequel just sounds like a cash-grab to me. So I'm glad the title sounds more like a stand-alone movie. I can't to see it!
    You may now continue your Monsters University discussion.(How did we get to this topic, anyways?)
  3. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    I asked if there was a muppet teaser with the movie and it just went off from there lol
  4. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Plus the fact that Frank Oz has a decently big part in Monsters Inc. :)
  5. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    First off, I heard Monsters University was really good, but on to the topic at hand. It seems that all Muppet sequels aren't titled as "sequels"(i.e. The Muppets Take Manhattan was NOT called The Muppet Movie 2, or any variation thereof) nor do they really have anything to do with the previous movie but they are meant to be stand-alone films anyways, so Weirdo is right, it's good to have a stand-alone title for a movie if it really isn't a technical "sequel".

    Weirdo96 likes this.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Weird thing is, this Muppet movie actually looks to be a direct sequel off the last film. The first time that's ever happened.

    Of course, said last movie took the first three films into canon (partially as the fact they were films), which is a rare example of Muppet continuity... even though none of those original films had a canon.

    Only other time it was attempted was in VMX, with that one off Doc Hopper's reference.
    Mr.Penguin likes this.
  7. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Who cares if this is a "sequel"? So what none of the other movies were "sequels"? They are trying something new, and I see no problem with that. (Not directed at anyone, just a general statement)
  8. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    It doesn't matter if this next film is considered a continuation or not because the only bit of Muppet canon is that they are merely for-hire players that come together to make movies. Basically none of them are canon. Not even the Muppet Show, really.
    CaseytheMuppet likes this.
  9. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I'd love it it this one started right at the end of the last movie and then some shouts "right...that's a wrap" and then everyone starts to leave. You see all the camera men and everything from the set. Then go straight into telling a new story.
  10. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't care if the movie was one of those horrible midquels, I'm just grateful it's even happening. I haven't been this excited for a movie since Deathly Hallows Part 2. I'll admit I was shocked about Ricky Gervais, but once I realised how excited he was, I knew he was perfect. No matter what the case, bring it on Muppet style and fly with it!
  11. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I hate to double post, but I have some good news and bad news.

    The good news is that Disney showed another teaser for the movie at CineEurope, this time with a little intro from Kermit.

    The bad news is that despite my extensive search for the reel, it's nowhere to be found.
  12. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Oh wow not fair
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    But they're not canon. It's meant as more meta. As Ive pointed out there is no Muppet canon aside from what the Muppets say in interviews, as they are just actors. The past movies in The Muppets are acknowledged as film work the Muppets have done. Actually the first original films felt way more "real world" than The Muppets, which had all sorts of cartoonish unrealistic elements. Other than Animal growing to ginormous sizes, the original trilogy kept things pretty low key. (which I love)

    Muppets Oz, Muppets From Space, The Muppets, Letters to Santa, IAVMMCM, etc all takes place in this fantastical cartoonish world and I wish they could get back to more realism
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Pepe on Craig Fergusson=canon. Pepe in Muppets From Space=not canon.

    I think there's a loose cannon that threads most Muppet productions together. Kermit is from the swamp, has an on again off again relationship with Piggy, and Gonzo doesnt know what he is. Though that runs in with the off production characters. I never felt what happened in the films was canon too. I dont believe Gonzo is an alien or that Kermit and Piggy are married.

    What Im curious now is what will Walter's role be, as even though everyone originally rolled their eyes at the design...Walter came to be the best thing about The Muppets. It was as if one of us got put into the movie.
  15. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Given the film does not come out til March of 2014, I wouldnt expect any trailers soon. Maybe a teaser during the August kid film dump, but who knows. I still can't get over how expansive the Muppets 2011 film advertising was!
  16. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

  17. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Does anyone else feel like we have fallen into that dry ditch between a load of movie developments and the actual advertising campaign?. I've always hated this part because all we can do now is contemplate on what we know. I'd give anything just to see even the tiniest snidget of the film.

    On the other hand, I'm excited because this marks the first time I've had to play the waiting game for any Muppet project. I'm chomping at the bit!
  18. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Same im way excited!
    JimAndFrank likes this.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Like that first film where a billboard with a fresh cream pie hits Doc Hopper, and they read their own script?

    The only Muppet movie that had any realism was MTM. That stands as the odd one out.
    terrimonster and Oscarfan like this.
  20. Mr.Penguin

    Mr.Penguin Well-Known Member

    I totally agree unless he's talking about the way it was filmed, which was a major peeve for me in the last movie. They've always been cartoonish in the world's logic, but they've been directed a bit more colorful and "kid's movie"-ish as of late...which is odd to me at least in "The Muppets," since the rest are TV movies and..the Muppet movie that feels like a TV movie. Like The Muppet Movie was cartoonish and nutty in the script but it looked just like the real world so it wasn't always as winking-in-your-face "this is silly and there's puppets."

    That is weird though, I never really thought about MTM being the one "realistic" one, but it kind of us.

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