Perhaps the film I’m looking forward to over the upcoming holiday season* is The Muppets.
That’s right, the return to the big screen of Jim Henson’s famous felt creations in a new film co-written and starring the flesh and blood Jason Segel is my most anticipated film of the winter. If you’re wondering why, I suggest you go back and watch The Muppet Movie again, because Segel and director James Bobin have promised a return to the feel of that original film. And if you’ve followed the Muppet franchise through out its existence, you’ll known that it has been drifting away from that feel for some time.
Anyways, we got the first official poster for the film for you below. It’s a great tease, even if it maybe does suggest that the muppets are getting ready for a gunfight in a spaghetti western. It’s a great hero shot that I think foreshadows their own return to greatness. Click on the poster below for a bigger size.
* Yes, we’re talking about holiday movies even before retailers have put up their holiday displays.