Everyone loves evil counterparts. Superman had Bizarro, He-Man had Faker, and Captain Planet had Captain Pollution. For decades, people have loved seeing evil “mirror universe” versions of our favorite characters, so why don’t the Muppets get the same love?
That’s exactly what we’re getting in the brand new trailer for Jason Segel’s upcoming revamp, The Muppets. In the film Segel attempts to bring the once superstar Muppets back to the stage they were made to perform on. Here’s the full synopsis.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds.
To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
Check out these “Moopets” and the full trailer after the jump. The film is set to hit theaters on November 23rd.