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Dave Franco Is Going Gay — In Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising! See Why The Director Wanted The Frat Bro To Come Out In The Sequel!

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Dave Franco played your stereotypical frat bro in the 2014 comedy Neighbors.

Not only did his character Pete chug beers and perform quite the penis party trick, he got revenge on best bro Teddy (Zac Efron) by having sex with his girlfriend!

But in the upcoming Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the Delta Psi alum's return could be the biggest twist in the film — because he's now in a relationship with another man!

This might seem like a surprising turn for the brotastic sequel, but director Nicholas Stoller says he's been wanting to evolve Pete's sexuality for quite some time.

Related: Colton Haynes Comes Out As Gay!

In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall filmmaker explained he was inspired by the bromance between Pete and Teddy in the original film — particularly when Pete says "I love you" to his friend after Teddy takes the blame for a firework-wrecked party house.

He explained:

"Clearly, we're playing with the homoerotic tension there, and I was like, 'He should just be gay,' Then in this one, it came up again. [Co-writer] Evan Goldberg brought it up, and he said, 'I think he should be gay, and part of [his arc] should be the proposal.' It was kind of all of us coming to the same conclusion."

So not only is Franco's character gay, but he's about to get married to his one true bro (played by

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Walter Will Return For The Muppets 2!

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We were pretty bummed to hear that Jason Segel wouldn't be returning to The Muppets sequel in any capacity, but that doesn't mean his brother won't!

Screenwriter Nicholas Stoller has confirmed that Walter, the newest muppet introduced in the last movie, isn't going anywhere and will be "heavily involved in the story."

Yayyy!

But much like most of the Muppet movies, Kermit will be the focus, as Stoller explained:

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Jason Segel To Write, Produce, And Now STAR In Muppet Movie

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We're not surprised! He's been helping develop this project for a while!

Jason Segel is set to play the human lead in the new Muppets movie.

And we think he's just the right fit.

The How I Met Your Mother actor has already been co-writing the script with Nicholas Stoller, and will share producing credits with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman!

James Bobin will direct the film, which is shooting for a 2012 release date!

This just keeps getting better and better!!

What do U think?? Are U excited for new Muppets movie??

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