By Mark Worgan On November 7, 2012

Flight Of The Muppets As Oscar Winner Brett McKenzie Signs Up For Sequel

Kiwi star will return to write songs for 'The Muppets 2'

'Flight Of The Conchords' star brett McKenzie has signed up for a sequel to the highly acclaimed 'Muppets' movie, after winning an Oscar for his song writing in the first film.

The Kiwi star, who won his Award for the song 'Man or Muppet' from the film, which was co-written and starred How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segel, has signed up to the sequel to the furry stars' comeback movie.

The Muppets was a touching musical comedy, which saw the puppet stars, including Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo reunite to save their theatre, 12 years after their last screen appearance in 1999's 'The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland'.

Collider reports that McKenzie has signed up to the next film, which will be shot in London's Pinewood Studios in January.

Sadly though Segel will apparently not be returning for the sequel, despite receiving almost universal praise for his role as a man with a brother who's a Muppet and obsesses over the fuzzy characters to the detriment of his relationship.

According to the report though he may make a cameo, and James Bobin, the director of the 2011 film will return alongside Segel's co-writer Nicholas Stoller. 'Inglorious Basterds' star Christoph Waltz is rumoured to be playing an Interpol inspector, and there may new Muppets in the project.

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