Segal blames his “How I Met Your Mother” and his other commitments as the reason he’s not moving forward with the next movie. After campaigning so enthusiastically to bring the Muppets back to theatres, the news that Segal will not be attached to the next Muppet project may come as a shock to some fans but Segal said that he wasn’t upset Disney decided to greenlight the film without him.
“It’s true but it’s totally amicable. My goal was to bring The Muppets back,” Segel said. “And I did that leaving them in very good hands, my writing partner and James Bobin the director. I did what I set out to do, and now I wanna pursue more human-related projects.”