‘The Lego Movie’ Update: Phil Lord & Chris Miller Say Sequel Takes Place Four Years After the First Movie
“LEGO Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are writing the screenplay for the upcoming “LEGO” movie sequel, reveals that the next installment in the Block-tastic Blockbuster will be set four years after the events of the first movie. Read on for more details on this story.
According to Comicbook.com, Lord and Miller told Empire Magazine about the time jump for the next film. The sequel will still be featuring the original characters from the original movie, who have all grown up in their own ways.
“Well I don’t want to give you spoilers, but we were really interested in what happens to that boy who’s in the meta story in the first movie when he’s four years older. When he’s an adolescent how does that change his point of view?” Miller said in the Empire interview.
“Emmet, for example, was in an existential crisis of having seen another dimension and was questioning the whole point of his existence,” Miller added.
Moreover, they both signed up with Warner Bros. to return to write the script of “The LEGO Movie” sequel. However, it is not confirmed yet if they would also direct for the sequel as they did with the original film. Lord and Miller had a busy run last year directing the Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum starrer cop-comedy sequel “22 Jump Street,” as well as working as executive producers for Will Forte’s series “Last Man on Earth” on FOX. “The LEGO Movie 2” is scheduled for release in 2018.
Besides “The LEGO Movie 2,” WB has also slated two more “LEGO” titled pics, which will premiere before the sequel. “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” comes up first, slated for a 2016 release, specifically on Sept. 23, 2016. Based on the LEGO kit set of the same name, which also got its own TV series on Cartoon Network, the spin-off will be set in a very different universe that was established in “The LEGO Movie.” Charlie Bean, who produced Disney’s “Tron: Uprising,” is set to direct the pic from a script by the Hageman brothers, Dan and Kevin, who penned for the cartoon series “LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu” and co-wrote the story for “The LEGO Movie.” Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will produce.
Meanwhile, “The LEGO Batman Movie” has been slated for a 2017 release. With the popularity of the character in “The LEGO Movie,” WB has decided to give the character his own direct spin-off, with Will Arnett, who voiced Batman in the “The LEGO Movie,” returning to lend his voice. Chris McKay, who served as animation supervisor on “The LEGO Movie,” is set to direct the spin-off feature from a script being written by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith.
And that’s our latest scoop on the “LEGO” movie sequel. For more updates on celebrities, events, TV shows and upcoming movies stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).