“It’s true [that I won’t be in the sequel],” said Segel, “but it’s totally amicable. My goal was to bring the Muppets back, and I did that, leaving them in very good hands.
“All I wanted to do was to set the stage for them to do whatever they wanted. I’m sure I’ll return in some capacity here and there, but that was half a decade of my life. Five years of hard work. I’m ready for a little puppet break.” (via CNN)