Paul Rudd isn't an iPhone-loving Muppet after all
December 6th, 2010
05:01 PM ET

Paul Rudd isn't an iPhone-loving Muppet after all

Paul Rudd is silencing those rumors that he'll voice a character in the upcoming Muppet movie.

According to recent reports, Rudd was set to join Kermit, Miss Piggy and a host of celebrities including Emily Blunt, Ricky Gervais, Jack Black, Zach Galifiniakis and Jean-Claude Van Damme, in "The Muppets" - currently shooting in Los Angeles.

The "How Do You Know" star was said to be voicing the role of Walter, an iPhone-loving Muppet who is roommates with Gary, a human character played by "How I Met Your Mother" star and "Muppets" co-writer Jason Segel.

But 41-year-old Rudd tells MTV News he won't, in fact, be part of the puppet show. "I wish that I was. It's all rumor," he reveals. "I wanted to be in it, and I talked to Jason, but I think there was some things that happened and I don't know if I'm gonna get to do it."

The actor jokes that he may still get a second shot if there's a sequel.

"I'm hoping for the 'Muppet Movie 2.' I'm playing Charles Grodin in 'Muppet 2: Electric Waterloo?' Beaker-loo?" he joked, before offering "'Muppet Movie 2: The Muppets Are Still Taking Manhattan.'"

"The Muppets," which centers on Gary and Walter attempting to stop the demolition of the Muppet Theater by reuniting Kermit and the gang for a big song-and-dance show, is set to open Christmas 2011.

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  1. Travis

    Harumph!Indeeeeeed

    December 7, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Greg Miller

    How is this remotely related to news.

    December 7, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. alabama *10*

    Oh......... Okay!!!!

    December 7, 2010 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dog Balls

    Not a muppet just looks like one.

    December 7, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. Arigatomj

    Paul Rudd in a Muppet movie would be entertaining not only for the little ones, But for Moms as well.. Wink, wink... He's such a hotie. :)

    December 7, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. gunnar75

    How bout Muppets vs Jason and Freddy?

    December 7, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. THE MUPPET GURL

    HATERZ!!!!!!!!!!! "The Muppets" are the best to me.I love the charecters,Kermit,Miss Piggy,Beaker,Animal,and all of the other charecters.Please don't do this Paul Rudd.I love the whole Muppet crew.WOMAN!WOMAN!

    December 6, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. d

    I don't get the muppets.

    December 6, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. 33

    Oh the weather outside is weather. El oh el.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fat trailer trash

    Ill eat that green frog. I need weed and frog or my mama will beat me

    December 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sam

    That's too bad. I like Paul Rudd and think he would have been pretty good voicing any muppet. Paul, I hope you get your chance in a sequel to this movie.

    December 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rose

    I love paul rudd

    December 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LEfromAlaska

    ""The Muppets," which centers on Gary and Walter attempting to stop the demolition of the Muppet Theater by reuniting Kermit and the gang for a big song-and-dance show, is set to open Christmas 2011." – Isn't this exactly what The Country Bears (2002) was about?

    December 6, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brock

      Yeah,and I think the Muppets themselves have used that plot more than once.

      This movie sounds lame. Who needs it.

      December 6, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hillary Clinton

    Yeah, I hear they sell snacks right in the theater nowadays.

    December 6, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. slavedriver

    Yay for the Muppets. I took my daighters now I get to take my grandaughter.

    December 6, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Hillary Clinton

    you stop that. stop that right now. Its not nice to tattle tale. Now go wash up time for dinner.

    December 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Julian Assange

    BRB..I have to go drop a duece.

    December 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Julian Assange

    These control top pantyhose I am wearing make me feel so powerful!!

    December 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Julian Assange

    I know what he is and I am going to share it with the world!!

    December 6, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Dyson

    oh man I LOVE the muppets. I hope the two old men are going to be in it. They are my favorite.

    December 6, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • h3ll0w0r1d

      So a kids movie the Muppets.... has a character that loves the iPhone.... in turn making kids want to love the iPhone.... what genius publicity and marketing for Apple.... too bad they have to market their phone that way because its really a piece of garbage.

      December 7, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |

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