As production continues on the next grand Muppets adventure, things are being kept somewhat under a tight lock and key as to what other major faces could pop up during the gang's European caper. In true fashion of our felt and fuzzy friends, the film is set to feature major cameos across the board but so far we've only heard of one other star appearing alongside our supporting trio of lead human characters.
Now, it seems the most beloved villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be looking for a few laughs come next Spring as a new rumor has surfaced he could get some screen time with Kermit the Frog.
MuppetsHenson reports that Tom Hiddleston has been cast as the latest celebrity to appear in the upcoming sequel The Muppets...Again! Though details are scarce, it's said he'll play the role of The Great Escapo, which by the sound of it seems to be a street magician of some sorts.
However for the time being, we suggest you take this with a grain of salt as it has yet to be confirmed.
We will say, though, it does make sense given Hiddleston's connections to Disney through their Marvel division, where he'll be reprising his role as Loki this November in Thor: The Dark World.
Disney’s The Muppets…Again! takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.
The film also stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon, along with an appearance by Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead).
Directed by James Bobin, who co-wrote the script with returning writer Nicholas Stoller, and featuring songs from Oscar-winning artist Bret McKenzie reprising his role from the first film as well, The Muppets...Again! hits theaters on March 21st, 2014.