Zach Galifianakis in talks for the new Muppet movie

Zach-GalifianakisImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosIs Zach Galifianakis in the upcoming Muppet movie? Robert Downey Jr. spilled the beans during a promo interview for Due Date, but Galifianakis’ manager tells EW that the actor is “talking about it.” Please oh please let those talks work out!

Here’s what we know so far: Jason Segel wrote the movie with Nick Stoller, a former Undeclared writer who also directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall and wrote and directed Get Him to the Greek; the movie stars Segel and a new Muppet named Walter as they try to save the Muppet studio; Amy Adams will probably play Segel’s girlfriend. So far, so awesome.

Zach Galifianakis has already done a little bit of work with the Muppets in that staring contest video from June, and if that means Ira Glass and the guys from OK Go are also in the movie, I am totally fine with that.

I’m hoping that Ed Helms and Steve Martin play in a banjo trio with Kermit — Martin’s episode of The Muppet Show is one of my favorites (especially the “Dueling Banjos” with the Jug Band), and Helms needs a better outlet for his musical skills than just The Office.

Whom do you want to see in the new Muppet movie, PopWatchers?

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  • Green Gummi Bear


    • Peter

      Okay, you’re not even trying now. Time to change your username again.

    • The Jackal

      Yeah, really weak. YAWN

    • Poor Cecco

      It is a pretty lame project for this, the 21st century. How can a bunch of government-funded puppets created by a wife-cheating pothead hippie compete with movies like Monsters Inc., How To Train Your Dragon, Toy Story, or Kung Fu Panda? How can they possibly connect with today’s audiences? Answer: they can’t. Prediction: FAIL.

  • Nathan

    This makes sense, the guy basically is a human Muppet!

    • Nathan

      but in a good way!

      • Poor Cecco

        There’s a good way?

  • Slick Werk

    Yes! I completely agree with Nathan!

  • The Jackal

    Watch out Zack, I think Gonzo is anti-semite.

    • Mumbles Slam

      What does that matter to Galifianakis? His parents are Greek Orthodox.

  • Peter

    No, no, no. A Muppet Movie should star MUPPETS, with a bunch of awesome cameos.

    • Peter

      And by “awesome”, I don’t mean the cast and crew of The Hangover.

  • Lola


  • sassyfras

    That guy is everywhere! I’m starting a cover band called “Ubiquitous Galifianakis”.

  • Anna

    I am sorry, but I am really getting tired of Zach already. So many movies this year alone. How many next year and he almost always plays the same character.
    I am going to see ‘Due Date’ because I want to see Robert Downey Jr. I love him in anything he is in. As for the muppets, keep Zach away from it. The Hangover crew doesn’t need to be involved.

  • Kinggidorah

    So far this sounds pretty awful, I’m sorry Muppets, but it does. I like the basic premise, but everything afterword is a wash. I’ll think I’ll skip this and keep watching the shorts for my Muppet fix.

    • D-man

      maybe you should wait for… umm… maybe for them to make it first? geeze. are things really so fast now that decisions are being made before a movie is even cast?

  • HobbesTheTiger

    Jesus, Joey, get help. It’s not like anyone can hurt the Muppets’ feelings because THEY AREN’T REAL. THEY’RE MADE OF FELT AND FOAM. THEY’RE RAG DOLLS WITH MEN’S ARMS UP THEIR BUTTS. Get a grip already.

  • Gonzo

    I hear Mel Gibson’s beaver puppet was going to make a cameo but Zach squashed it

  • D-man

    the description makes it sound like a jason segal movie… i assume kermit is the star… i mean… segal is a big muppet fan and wanted to make a muppet movie that reflected what jim henson did… he loves the muppets… but the way it’s described it makes it sound like it’s gonna be jason segal and friends driving around with a new muppet and kermy and the others will pop in for cameos. i can’t imagine that’s the case. better be kermit as the lead

  • Chainsawjack

    Poor Cecco, first try to make sense, then failing that shut the hell up. Sesame street, which has continually garnered award after award was publicly funded, the muppets were not. Different project same creators. Second,the movies that you mention were inspired by the muppets, entertainment which appeals to youth and adults. They were are and will be magic regardless of what else may come down the pike. I would also imagine that if you asked any of the makers of those films how they felt about Mr. Henson, you would be put in your place quite handily. I look forward to seeing the muppets again, as do millions who grew up on them. In the words of Henson himself, “keep beleiving, keep pretending,” you need a hug from your inner child.

    • Poor Cecco

      Chainsawjack, try to grasp these two concepts: not everyone worships the Muppets, and not everyone is going to agree with you. This movie looks lame as hell, a resurrection of a plot (save the Muppet theater!) that the puppets already used for a crappy Christmas special. Why would anyone with sense and balls want to pay to see a rehash of an old idea and old characters, and a LAME rehash at that? Jason Segal needs to get over his unhealthy obsession with puppets, man. It’s getting embarrassing.

  • Rus

    It would be better if they got somebody who was funny.

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