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Never say never, especially to Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz. Frankly, I would never say anything halfway negative to Christoph Waltz; guy scares me. Last year, it was announced that Waltz would be occupying a major role in James Bobin's 'The Muppets...Again.' He was set to play a villainous INTERPOL agent. Unfortunately, a few months later, Waltz was forced to back out due to scheduling conflicts, and his shoes were filled by 'Modern Family's Ty Burrell. However, during an interview last December, Waltz indicated that he could potentially be back for a cameo in 'The Muppets' sequel. Though it wasn't certain at the time, 'Muppets...Again' star Ricky Gervais may have just confirmed Waltz's return to the production. During a recent radio interview, he had this to say...
"I was working with Christoph Waltz yesterday. I mean it’s incredible, I said, 'You’ve won an Oscar.' He said, 'It doesn’t make any difference.' He’s just standing there, covered in dust, you know, surrounded by these Muppets.”
So once again, it's almost assured that Waltz will only be appearing in 'The Muppets' sequel in a cameo capacity, but it appears that we can now bank on that happening. The Muppets is probably the only properties that would engender this much excitement within me toward cameos. Well, The Muppets and Marvel movies. I completely understand why people would have trouble mustering interest in these walk-on roles, but the relationship between celebrity appearances and The Muppets franchise cannot be underestimated. Not only did 'The Muppets' derive much of its charm from the brief contributions of people like Alan Arkin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Rashida Jones, but the classic 'Muppet Show' was famous for its celebrity hosts like Steve Martin, Paul Williams, etc. Waltz is a phenomenal actor and his presence in 'The Muppets...Again,' no matter the size of the role, will only benefit the sequel. Plus, come on, tell me you wouldn't want to see Dr. King Schultz exchanging fast-paced banter with Miss Piggy.
What do you guys think? Are you excited Waltz is back? What do you think Bobin might have him doing?