The Muppets Haunted Mansion Special adds even more well known faces as comedian Will Arnett (Arrested Development, Bojack Horseman, The Lego Movie etc.) and actress Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Baby Boy etc.) join the cast.
Please welcome your host – your Ghost Host: @ArnettWill! Our cast of creepy characters is so good… it’s scary! Join us, if you dare, in #MuppetsHauntedMansion, an Original Special, streaming October 8 only on @disneyplus. #Hallowstream pic.twitter.com/zz7oSz2V9D— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) September 20, 2021
Here comes the Bride… @TarajiPHenson has been unveiled as Constance Hatchaway! 🪓 There’s room for one more happy haunt to be revealed for #MuppetsHauntedMansion, an Original Special, streaming October 8 only on @disneyplus. #Hallowstream pic.twitter.com/qfl2N8AVJo— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) September 17, 2021
Will Arnett will be portraying the Ghost Host, sometimes called “The Hatchet Man”, a character who usually narrates the attraction at the parks with an eerie voice and dark sense of humor. The character also doesn’t have many physical appearances besides a few pictures from the early days of the ride. Arnett’s costume doesn’t resemble the original character so it will be interesting to see if he will do the character justice.
Taraji P. Henson will be playing Constance Hataway AKA The Ghost Bride. Though the character is traditionally caucasian in ethnicity, she is known as a woman who married various men throughout her life but each man ended up mysteriously loosing their head. Her ghost haunts the attic of the house, supposedly awaiting her next husband. We will have to see how the actress’ performance brings the character to life.
These two are the latest guest stars who will appear in the Halloween special. Others include John Stamos, Yvette Nicole Brown, Darren Cris, Skai Jackson, Pat Sajak, Geoff Keighley, Justina Machado, Craig Robinson, Danny Trejo, Chrissy Metz, Alfonso Ribeiro, Sasheer Zamata, Jeannie Mai, and the late great Ed Asner will all make appearances.
After this perhaps the Muppets will visit another classic Disney attraction. I’d say Pirates of the Caribbean but that would be a bit redundant due to Muppet Treasure Island. Maybe Jungle Cruise? Who knows.
The special premieres Exclusively on Disney Plus October 8th.
Source: Disney Insider
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