The Muppets…Again! may have been shooting for several weeks, but it’s never too late to add a cameo – indeed we’ve been promised quite a few in the movie. The latest to join is Tom Hiddleston, who according to the MuppetHenson blog, has landed a small role in the movie.
While Disney owns both The Muppets and Marvel, he’s not playing Loki in the film, although that would have been oddly awesome. According to Hiddleston’s online CV, he’s playing someone called The Great Escapo, who is presumably a magician, although we don’t know exactly how he’ll fit into the movie.
Here’s the film’s synopsis: ‘Disney’s ‘The Muppets …Again!’ takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres 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, creator of ‘Derek’ and the Golden Globe®- and Emmy®-winning series ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’. The film stars Golden Globe-, Emmy- and SAG Award®-winning actress and writer Tina Fey (‘30 Rock’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Date Night’) as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (TV’s ‘Modern Family’) as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.’