Kermit and Pepe the King Prawn talk summer movies “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Kermit the Frog and Pepe the King Prawn talked about the summer movies they’d seen, supporting their Disney family by singling out “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Kermit went so far as to marvel that the Muppets hadn’t thought to have a talking raccoon among their ranks, referring to “Guardians'” Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper.
“Rocket could always come and join the Muppets if it doesn’t work out over there,” he said in an MTV interview. With “Guardians of the Galaxy” setting a new August record with its $94.3 million opening weekend, Rocket’s job with Marvel Studios is looking pretty secure for now.
When talking about crossing their brand with Marvel’s, Kermit admitted that he’d tried out for the role of the Hulk in “The Avengers,” but lacked the proper physique.
The pair talked about the proliferation of talking animals on the big screen this summer, with Kermit admitting that he’d love to sit down and chat with the ape Caesar from “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
“Turns out he’s only computer generated, so we couldn’t talk,” Kermit lamented. “Hard to talk to those guys. Very transparent.”
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“Muppets Most Wanted” will be released August 12 on Blu-ray and DVD.