The rumored possibilities listed all manner of current bigwigs -- Jane Lynch, Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis, and even Lady Gaga. Now the first batch of official cameos has been released, and it's packed with more than some of those once-rumored names. There are also a few surprises, like Billy Crystal, who hasn't been in a live action film since 2002's 'Analyze That.' (We're not counting any uncredited blips in 'Tooth Fairy' ... and can only hope that this leads to more live-action work!)
The Hollywood Reporter posts that the cameo list is kicking off with the previously rumored names -- Jack Black and Zach Galifianakis -- plus these guys: Billy Crystal, Alan Arkin and ... believe it or not ... Jean-Claude Van Damme. This should only be the beginning, as Segel's movie will have him helping the Muppets reunite to put on a show and save a movie studio. With the cinematic angle, one can only assume that there will be Hollywood cameos up the wazoo.
One that won't be making an appearance at this time, however -- despite last week's rumors -- is 'Glee' star Jane Lynch. Over the weekend she revealed that she hasn't been asked to appear in the comedy. But that might change, as Jane says: "I would do it if they asked me."
Can the Muscle from Brussels hold his own against Miss Piggy? Is there a star you'd love to see sign in? Offer up your choices in the comments.