Because everything is awesome when it’s in Lego, here are the announced released dates on three — yes, three — Lego movies. Read on for further details.
It’s a big thing for Lego this year as Warner Bros. have slated the releases of three Lego pics, “The LEGO Ninjago Movie”, “The LEGO Batman Movie “and “The LEGO Movie 2”. According to Comicbook.com, Warner Bros. has unveiled the release for the three pics during a shareholder meeting this week.
“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, will be a spin-off, which, by no means, will not be in the same universe established in The "LEGO Movie." Similarly in the play kits, the pic will feature ninjas, dragons and snake people. Charlie Bean, who produced Disney's "Tron: Uprising," is set to direct from a script by The Hageman brothers, Dan and Kevin Hageman, 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” is set for a 2017 release. Due to the popularity of the character in the “Lego Movie,” the character gets his own direct spin-off with Will Arnett, who voiced Batman in the original pic, reprising his role. Chris McKay, who served as animation supervisor on Lego Movie, is set to direct the spin-off feature from a script being written by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will also be producing the pic.
The "LEGO Movie 2," the direct sequel to the 2014 film that starred Chris Pratt, is scheduled for a 2018 release. There are no details as of yet regarding the plot or the return of the previous cast or who will direct the sequel. The 2014 "Lego Movie" that launched the franchise was a critical and commercial success, with many critics highlighting its visual style, humor, voice acting and heartwarming message. It earned more than $257 million in North America and $210 million in other territories for a worldwide total of over $468 million. “The Lego Movie” featured the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
And that’s our latest scoop on three upcoming Lego movies to be released in 2016, 2017 and 2018 consecutively. For more updates on celebrities, events, TV shows and upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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