It is fairly obvious that 2011’s The Muppets did steal a few things from the original 1979’s The Muppet Movie. (Or were those homages?) It seems only appropriate that the new Muppet film, The Muppets… Again!, also looks as if it is looking back to previous Muppet films for inspiration. Its jewel thief plotline echoes the first Muppet sequel, 1981’2 The Great Muppet Caper. And now they are lifting a story beat from 1984’s The Muppets Take Manhattan – nuptials.
Bleeding Cool is reporting that last night, production designer Eve Stewart, fresh off of winning a BAFTA for her work on Les Miserables told BBC Radio 4 –
Really the antithesis of Les Miserables, I’m now at Pinewood doing The Muppet Show. And today has been one of the best days of my life, designing Miss Piggy’s wedding at the Tower of London. Get me… I’ve never been so happy.
I suppose that this comes as no surprise and it looks as if it is a continuation of the plot thread about the relationship between Miss Piggy and Kermit that was a part of the last film. When the end credits rolled, it seemed as if they were moving towards renewing their relationship. Is this the end point of that storyarc or is this a bump along the way with Piggy getting ready to get married to someone else?
We’ll find out when The Muppets… Again opens March 21, 2014.