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Ricky Gervais tweets set video from 'The Muppets... Again!'

Posted Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:14 PM Central
Last updated Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:18 PM Central

by John Couture

We haven't really talked much about all of the happenings around the sequel to The Muppets, but the important thing to know is that it is currently filming and is on track for a March 21, 2014 release. The Muppets... Again! features an all-new (human) cast and just about the only thread to the first film is writer Nicholas Stoller.

Jason Segel, the driving force behind The Muppets not to mention the star and co-writer, had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. Ultimately, Disney wanted to fast track a sequel and the the two parties were unable to find a workable solution.

Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais have stepped in as the human cohorts to all of the Muppet madness that is sure to ensue.

Earlier this year, Disney released a few images that you can see below and to the right.

They pretty much just confirmed what we already knew, that the Muppets were going international in this film. Unwittingly, the Muppets get caught up in an international crime caper and bedlam ensues.

Well, Ricky Gervais has been tweeting from the set non-stop, so it's not surprising that this little video has surfaced featuring Ricky and Pepe The King Prawn.

Admittedly, there's not much here and all it really does is poke fun at Ricky and all of the tweeting that he does. What is interesting though is that this is most likely only the first video in what will become a regular series of set updates.

I mean with today's technology, it only makes sense that a film like The Muppets... Again! would take advantage of social media to help hype their film over a year from release. Or, this could simply by a one shot thing.

Either way, it's pretty cool to get anything from the sets of films that are filming and I imagine this sort of thing will only increase over time as filmmakers and studios become more comfortable with sharing sneak peeks so early in the process.