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.
How is this remotely related to news.
Not a muppet just looks like one.
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. :)
How bout Muppets vs Jason and Freddy?
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!
I don't get the muppets.
Oh the weather outside is weather. El oh el.
Ill eat that green frog. I need weed and frog or my mama will beat me
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.
I love paul rudd
""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?
Yeah,and I think the Muppets themselves have used that plot more than once.
This movie sounds lame. Who needs it.
Yeah, I hear they sell snacks right in the theater nowadays.
Yay for the Muppets. I took my daighters now I get to take my grandaughter.
you stop that. stop that right now. Its not nice to tattle tale. Now go wash up time for dinner.
BRB..I have to go drop a duece.
These control top pantyhose I am wearing make me feel so powerful!!
I know what he is and I am going to share it with the world!!
oh man I LOVE the muppets. I hope the two old men are going to be in it. They are my favorite.
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.
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