Christoph Waltz May Have a Cameo in 'The Muppets 2'

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz was in talks to play a bumbling Interpol inspector in The Muppets sequel, but his busy schedule got in the way of him pairing up with Kermit and the rest of the Muppets cast. Instead, the role went to Ty Burrell.

While he won't have time for a fleshed-out role in the Muppets sequel, he may have time for a cameo which may involve some dancing with Miss Piggy.

"[I]t might be one of these what they call cameos. I was looking forward to meeting Miss Piggy, but they told me that dancing with Miss Piggy, for example, is almost impossible because she's totally operated by puppeteers and dancing is, you have to dance with someone where there's actually a real person inside so let's see who I dance with," Waltz told Collider.

The untitled Muppets sequel will star Ricky Gervais in the lead role, with Burrell playing the Interpol inspectors. It is unknown at this time what character Gervais is playing.

The sequel, directed by James Bobin, is said to be a caper taking place in Europe. Production is scheduled for a late January start over in London.

The 2011 Muppets movie got a Tomatometer of 96% and made over $158 million at the global box office.

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