Finally, an entertainment news story that makes sense.

Funnyman Ricky Gervais is in talks to play the (human) lead character in the next installment of the Muppets movie, taking over for Jason Segel, who won't be acting in or writing this iteration.

Gervais' role is subject to much speculation as the script is being kept super-duper top secret mostly because people have a tendency to get weird and emotional about the Muppets in a manner that is truly baffling. Disney can't be blamed in wanting to keep those weirdos at bay.

Anyway, he seems like a through-and-through good guy that would probably do right by Jim Henson, the franchise, Disney, and all those weirdo fans, so I formally request we accept this as good news.