The LEGO Movie Sequel

The LEGO Movie was an incredible and imaginative movie, and a big part of that came from the surprising journey from the animated world of the building blocks to the real world that was the source of the LEGO city known as Bricksburg. But as we saw at the end of The LEGO Movie, that city is about to get shaken up by the arrival of characters from the planet Duplo.

As anyone who ever had toys as a kid knows, Duplo is the LEGO line of toys made explicitly for younger kids. The sets are more elementary and the pieces are too big for little ones to choke on. Those toys arrived at the end of The LEGO Movie when The Man Upstairs (Will Ferrell) allowed his son to play with his highly sophisticated inter-locking brick system, followed immediately by suggesting that his little sister could get in on the fun as well.

Thankfully, that ending wasn’t just a gag played for laughs. Instead, that will be a key part of how The LEGO Movie Sequel continues the story of Bricksburg and its residents.  Read More »

the lego movie 2

The deranged beauty of The LEGO Movie was that it could be anything it wanted to be, existing in a universe where the only borders were the limits of a child’s imagination. Rather than feel like a commercial, it felt like a tribute to the limitless possibilities of playtime – it was unafraid to jumble genres, blending action and comedy and on-point satire into a mixture that had absolutely no right to work. But it did.

So when the director of The LEGO Batman Movie says that The LEGO Movie Sequel will be a musical and a “space action movie,” all you really can do is nod and think “Sure, okay.”

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the Lego Batman Movie villains

We’ll wait and see if The LEGO Batman Movie will get a sequel, but the lego character will return in The LEGO Movie 2, coming out on February 8th, 2019. director Chris McKay recently teased the character’s future in addition to discussing some LEGO villains he considered for the film (Spoilers below).

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The Lego Movie 2 Release Date

If you’ve been patiently waiting for The LEGO Movie sequel, you’ll have to hold out nine more months. Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed back the release date of the animated follow-up from its original summer 2018 release date to an early debut in 2019. In addition, they’ve also pushed back the release of Geostorm with Gerard Butler nine months, while also bumping up Ben Affleck’s long-developing crime drama Live by Night up by nine months. We’re not sure why nine months is the number of the day here either.

Find out The LEGO Movie 2 release date and the rest of the calendar shuffling after the jump. Read More »

‘Doctor Who’ Could Visit ‘The Lego Movie Sequel’

Lego Doctor Who

Steven Moffat has been very clear that there are no plans for a Doctor Who movie. But the Doctor, clever creature that he is, may have found another way to make it to the big screen. All it requires is that he take on yet another new form, this time as a tiny plastic minifig. Yup, the Doctor could be coming to 2018’s The Lego Movie Sequel, as teased by director Rob Schrab. Hit the jump for more details.  Read More »

Lego Batman movie release date

You’re going to get a new Batman movie in the first part of the year for the next two years. Of course, we know Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is coming on March 25, 2016. Now, you’ll be able to see the still-untitled Lego Batman movie on February 10, 2017.

The news is part of a release date blast for a bunch of upcoming Lego movies including Ninjago, which has been bumped back to September 22, 2017, and The Lego Movie Sequel, which has moved up a week to May 18, 2018. Read more about the Lego Batman movie release date below. Read More »

warner bros imax

Not to be outdone by rival Disney, Warner Bros. has renewed their deal with IMAX to release 30 films in the format over the next few years. The news comes two weeks after Disney renewed a similar deal to release films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Captain America: Civil War in IMAX.

Under Warner Bros. deal, films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (which shot with IMAX cameras), David Yates’ Tarzan, Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the Sea, the Harry Potter Spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla 2the LEGO Movie sequels and all other upcoming DC movies (Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, etc.) will be digitally remastered for the premium format. Read more about the Warner Bros IMAX deal below. Read More »

‘The Lego Movie Sequel’ Gets a New Director

Lego Movie sequel director

Phil Lord and Chris Miller wrote and directed The Lego Movie to massive hit status, and created a legitimately good movie at the same time. We knew a sequel was in the works, but the Lego Batman spin-off movie (to be directed by The Lego Movie‘s director of animation Chris McKay) recently took over the release date once meant for the sequel. McKay was also set to direct the proper Lego sequel, and him moving to the Batman movie created an empty director’s chair on the sequel.

Now The Lego Movie Sequel — that’s the legit title, based on a new press release — has a new director. Rob Schrab, a directing veteran of Community, The Mindy Project, Childrens Hospital, and writer on The Sarah Silverman Show, will direct the sequel. Read More »

Party Down

Aspiring actors, disillusioned suburbanites, and little plastic men figure in today’s edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:

  • The Fight Club comic book sequel launches in May
  • China and France will get to see Taken 3 in 3D
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5 adds a few more mates
  • Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a new poster
  • Martin Starr says a Party Down movie is “unlikely”
  • The Lego Movie 2 will introduce Emmet’s sister

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Lego Movie 2 story`

The Lego Movie was just the beginning; Warner Bros. and Lego have three other films in the pipeline. One is based on the Ninjago label, another expands the story of the Lego version of Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, and a third will be a proper sequel to the original movie by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Lord and Miller are writing that sequel, and in a new interview they’ve let slip a few details. They talk about the Lego franchise as a whole, and the place of various filmmakers within it. But they also give up a few details about The Lego Movie 2 story, starting with the fact that it takes place four years after the first film.

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