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Jason Segel not involved in 'Muppets' sequel

By Lanford Beard, EW.com
March 5, 2012 -- Updated 2209 GMT (0609 HKT)
"My goal was to bring the Muppets back and I did that, leaving them in very good hands," Jason Segel said.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jason Segel told Collider he won't be signing up for another round with Kermit and Co
  • "It's true [that I won't be in the sequel]," said Segel
  • Segel said he wants "to pursue more human-related projects"

(EW.com) -- Though a sequel for "The Muppets" has been greenlit, one star who was integral to bringing the franchise into the new millennium won't be a part of it, reports Collider.

Jason Segel told the site he won't be signing up for another round with Kermit and Co. "It's true [that I won't be in the sequel]," said Segel, "but it's totally amicable. My goal was to bring the Muppets back and I did that, leaving them in very good hands."

Segel said he wants "to pursue more human-related projects," adding, "All I wanted to do was to set the stage for them to do whatever they wanted. I'm sure I'll return in some capacity here and there, but that was half a decade of my life. Five years of hard work. I'm ready for a little puppet break."

See the full article at EW.com.

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