The Lego Movie Sequel
|The Lego Movie Sequel|
|Directed by||Rob Schrab|
|Produced by||Phil Lord
|Based on||Lego Construction Toys|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
The Lego Movie Sequel is an upcoming computer-animated adventure-comedy film directed by Rob Schrab, and a sequel to the 2014 film The Lego Movie. It will be the fourth film in the franchise, set to follow the releases of both of the first film's spin-off films, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie from 2017 respectively. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, writers and directors of the first film, return as producers and co-writers.
After it became clear that the first film would become a blockbuster success, a sequel was already in the works even before its release. However, Warner Bros. did not invite Village Roadshow Pictures, an Australian company, to participate in the production of the sequel (as it had done with the original film). Instead, the film will be produced in Vancouver, with Canadian film production company Bron Studios taking the role of Village Roadshow.
The film is set to be released on February 8, 2019 in 2D, 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D through Warner Bros. Pictures.
To date, there has been no indication as to whether any cast members from the original film, such as Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman will actually reprise their roles in the sequel.
Even before the critical acclaim and blockbuster success of The Lego Movie, plans for a sequel had already been set in motion. On February 3, 2014, Jared Stern was hired to write the sequel, along with Michelle Morgan. On March 12, 2014, Deadline reported that animation co-director Chris McKay will direct the sequel with Lord and Miller as producers. Warner Bros. did not invite co-producer Village Roadshow Pictures to return as a participant in the sequel. On April 10, 2014, it was reported that McKay wanted to have more women in the sequel than men. On July 28, 2014, it was reported that Chris Pratt wants to return to reprise his role as Emmet. It was also reported that Will Arnett might return to reprise his role as Batman, but has not decided yet.
In October 2014, Warner Bros. scheduled The Lego Batman Movie for 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 for 2018. On October 25, 2014, it was reported that Lord and Miller had signed on to write The Lego Movie 2. On October 30, it was announced that Australia-based animation studio Animal Logic was in talks to produce the next three Lego films (though the deal was not finalized at the time) and the New South Wales government would make financial contributions to all the films. On November 12, during an interview with BBC News, Lord and Miller revealed that there would be more female characters featuring in the film.
On February 24, 2015, the sequel was officially titled The Lego Movie Sequel and Rob Schrab was officially announced as the film's director, replacing McKay as director as he was scheduled to direct The Lego Batman Movie instead.
The film is scheduled to be released on February 8, 2019. It was originally scheduled to be released in May 2017, but the release date was later assigned to The Lego Batman Movie, which is scheduled for release on February 10, 2017. At that time, the film was planned to release on May 18, 2018. In June 2016, the film was delayed to February 8, 2019.
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