Brace Yourself: Ricky Gervais Might Team Up With ‘The Muppets’

Ricky Gervais Muppets

We’re lucky to live in a time where pop culture is happily blended millions of times a day. G.I. Joe plays with My Little Pony. An IKEA monkey becomes Bane. Everything gets mixed with Inception. These are the new rules of the internet, and we’re probably better for it. Probably.

But there’s something special when it happens at the highest professional level. When a movie studio decides it’s totally a good idea to push two not-completely-compatible icons together. Like Michael Scott and Miss Piggy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ricky Gervais (the man who so offended the Golden Globes audience that they brought him back to host two more times) is in talks to star in The Muppets sequel that sees the crew headed Great Caper-style to Europe. His potential role isn’t known, but it would be similar in scope to Jason Segel’s — a human sidekick to the Jim Henson creations.  Also, there’s no word yet on whether he’d sing or not, but his signing a contract cannot happen soon enough. Please, please Disney, make this happen. Give him whatever he wants.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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