'The Muppets Sequel' Confirmed, But Jason Segel Will Not Write It

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First Posted: 5/03/2012 08:21 Updated: 5/03/2012 08:25   WENN

Disney movie executives are bringing The Muppets back for a sequel after scoring gold at the Oscars.

The family movie, starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams alongside the late Jim Henson's puppet creations, proved to be a hit with film fans, raking in £96.75m worldwide upon its release last year.

It even claimed the Best Song Academy Award for Man or Muppet and now Disney bosses are hoping to replicate that success with a second instalment.

However, Segel, who co-wrote The Muppets with screenwriter Nicolas Stoller, will not be involved in the writing process this time around due to his other film and TV commitments.

Explaining his decision to CraveOnline.com, the actor says: "You know, my goal was to bring The Muppets back and I think that I achieved that. It was half a decade of my life and I just want to take a minute to concentrate on more human related projects."

The Muppets director James Bobin will help Stoller come up with a new adventure for Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

It is not yet known if Segel will return to star in the sequel.

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Songwriter Bret McKenzie arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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