Is Ricky Gervais a muppet? Safe to say there's a fair few of you who'd respond to that with a resounding 'yes'. Love him or loathe him, the former Golden Globes host is apparently in line to star in the sequel to The Muppets. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the man behind The Office is in talks to appear alongside Ty Burrell who you'll know as the sound-as-a-pound Dad from hit TV show Modern Family. While we reckon Ty is spot on casting - in fact he quite looks like The Newsman muppet - we're deeply saddened by the news that comedy stalwart (and friend of entertainment.ie) Jason Segel will not be returning. Those of you who remember our webchat with Jason earlier this year will be aware of just how much we love him.
We're currently awaiting the scoop that will detail Ricky's exact role in the flick, but in the meantime, let's remind ourselves of his comic timing by watching this clip where he made Liam Neeson (of ALL people) seem funny.