And if they did, they'd've done Muppets Underwater or Muppet Sense and Sensibility or something no one would be excited about. I don't think they'd dare to make another movie like EIG. It made a meager 11 million domestic, and is the worst grossing Muppet project of all time (unless you count Buddy, which made slightly less). Not that FTB was a huge success (until it hit home video, anyway)... but just the Elmo stamp on the picture scared a LOT of people away. Not to mention the age group the film was intended for was collectively too young to sit quietly and watch a movie for 90 minutes, regardless of how much Elmo it was. If they're smart, they'll play a little nostalgic angle on this film. Sure, I don't see too much of Sherlock Hemlock or Forgetful Jones... but those characters weren't exactly present in the first film, which focused on more common, core characters. As long as there's a good amount of Ernie, Bert, Cookie, Grover, Oscar, and Big Bird, I'm happy. EIG tried to shoehorn some of those characters in (Ernie and Bert's asides were the highlight of the movie, if you ask me), but focused too much on Elmo. And it wasn't as shared as Big Bird's starring role in FTB.