Ty Burrell is set to star as the villain in the next Muppet movie, but he will need a hero to co-star with. The British comedian Ricky Gervais may be the next human Muppet star. In last years The Muppets, Gervais had a cameo in a cut scene from the movie. Now he can reclaim his Muppet glory as the star of a new film. Gervais is no stranger to Jim Henson’s creations, he has had several guest appearances on Sesame Street.