First, the good news: the powers that be have confirmed that director James Bobin and screenwriter Nicholas Stoller have made a deal with Disney to produce a Muppets sequel, Vulture reports. Yay!
Now for the bad news: Jason Segel, who co-wrote the first movie with Stoller, will not be working on the sequel's screenplay, because he's too busy doing How I Met Your Mother and starring in movies and getting asked out by quirky chicks on YouTube and stuff. Awww, man. That blows.
Oh, wait, more good news! Although Segel's spokesperson did not return a request for comment, Disney insiders say that there's a chance that Segel will return to star in the sequel, depending on whether or not his character ends up in Stoller's and Bobin's screenplay. Yay!
…and now for the really, really bad news: I've officially stopped holding out hope for a big-screen adaptation of Dinosaurs. I guess, maybe, people have lost interest now that the show's been off the air for eighteen years; or movie execs were unsure how to continue the Sinclair family narrative after the series finale implied that all the characters died horrible freezing deaths in the Ice Age. I dunno, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me either, but whatever the reason, I've accepted it's not gonna happen, and at least now I can stop writing letters and passing around petitions and obsessively Googling "'Dinosaurs!' cast reunion movie" multiple times a day. So I'm at a point where I kinda don't know what to keep living for, but I guess this Muppets sequel will do.