Over the last couple of days, London streets have been standing in as Berlin, Dublin and… other bits of London, I think. All for The Muppets… Again.
When a big movie is filming on location, you can usually expect to see a sign standing in the street, telling you that there are cameras in the area, apologising, and making a few polite requests. It’s just the same with The Muppets. Well, similar. They manage a few more jokes.
The sign standing in Greenwich today included a new version of the film’s plot premise, revealing some new information:
Kermit the Frog and the gang embark on a World Tour, with the “help” of a Mysterious International Tour Manager. Things quickly go awry as it turns out the tour is being used as a ruse for the new manager – and his boss, “World’s Most Dangerous Frog” – to embark on an international crime spree.
That fills out a little info not included in the originally released blurb.
The sign also promised that film will be released in April of next year. As we’re in the UK, I’m pretty sure this refers to the British release, and that the US date will remain March 21st.
I did predict an April release for the UK in my story about a surprise cameo a few days back. I had hoped I was wrong, and there wouldn’t be a delay, but a few weeks is better than a few months, as we in Blighty suffered with the last Muppet movie.
Now, here’s a special message from Kermit also on included on the sign.
We’re filming our new movie The Muppets… Again! here [in Greenwich]. Absolutely no Muppets are being harmed in the making of this motion picture. At least as long as they don’t get between Miss Piggy and the camera.
Ghostwritten by Fozzie, I expect.