The Muppets, Jason Segel, Kermit, Miss Piggy

Disney

We think it's pretty safe to say that a Muppet's best friend might be Jason Segel.

The Harvard Hasty Pudding Man of the Year took our beloved Muppets and brought them back to the big screen after 12 years by cowriting and starring in The Muppets.

So it's only normal to assume Segel would return for the reported sequel, right?

Well, normal to assume, yes—but we'd be wrong.

Segel confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that he will not be involved in the next film.

"My goal was to bring back The Muppets, and I feel like we did it," he said. "I just felt like I did what I set out to do. I'm really happy that they're back to where they belong...Maybe I'll do something in the future but no, I'm just sort of happy to send my kids off into the world."

Cowriter Nicholas Stoller and director James Bobin are slated to return, however.

Who would you like to see star in the next movie? Sound off in the comments!

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