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Ty Burrell is replacing the rumored Christoph Waltz as one of the human stars of the currently untitled "The Muppets" sequel.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that a scheduling conflict prevented Waltz from taking a role in the film. Instead, Burrell will play the Interpol inspector character who is said to be one of the key human roles in the planned sequel. Another reported notable character is "a Russian femme fatale."

The upcoming "Muppets" movie heads to Europe after "The Muppets" returned the titular characters to their former glory in Hollywood. THR writes that ther movie will have "a slew of cameos," but that this Burrell role is one along the lines of Jason Segel's or Chris Cooper's in the first movie. It's unclear if Burrell will be playing a villain or an ally, but we're guessing a villain since the Muppets will likely get themselves into plenty of trouble in Europe. »

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