New Muppets Trailer Parodies Green Lantern
06.16.11 by Ryan
The marketing campaign for the The Muppets has been a clever one, with the first trailer pretending to be a romantic comedy called Green with Envy starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams before eventually revealing itself to be a trailer for The Muppets. The second trailer didn't make up a movie, but instead parodied The Hangover Part II, introducing "the Fuzzy Pack."
The latest trailer takes on another summer blockbuster, Green Lantern. It was even released with a poster that depicts Kermit the Frog in the superhero's mask and costume, complete with Green Lantern ring and power battery. The trailer also offers the first look at Tex Richman, Chris Cooper's greedy oilman character that serves as the movie's antagonist.
Along with starring in The Muppets, Segel co-wrote the script (with Saving Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller). Like the previous Muppets movies, this one also features plenty of movie star cameos, including Jack Black, Ricky Gervais, and Zach Galifianakis. James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) directs.