Reports are making the rounds that Tom Hiddleston has joined the cast of Muppets…Again! as The Great Escapo!
Source UK blog MuppetsHenson is being given credit for breaking the news, but the source they referenced has since erased the evidence. That said, IMDb is showing Hiddleston as part of the cast, and a number of sources have picked up the story, but as with any rumors it’s always safe to approach with skepticism. Hop down the rabbit hole and see how the story unfolded after the jump.
The post below was pulled from MuppetHensen, a bare bones blog following Muppets news, who did a little digging into Tom Hiddleston’s talent agency page.
What’s puzzling is the information is no longer listed on Tom Hiddleston’s Hamilton Hoddell Talent Management page.
In a world full of rumors and rumors of rumors it’s hard to believe everything you hear. With a number of reputable movie sites picking up the story, and Hiddleston being officially listed on the IMDb page for the film, it might be safe to say his cameo role as The Great Escapo is official. He’ll be joining a colorful cast of characters and should add some flair in his own way.
Here’s an official synopsis for Muppets…Again!:
“Disney’s “The Muppets …Again!” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.”
Muppets…Again! is currently filming and is set to hit theaters March 21, 2014.