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The LEGO Movie Sequel
Director(s):

Mike Mitchell

Producer(s):

Dan Lin
Roy Lee
Phil Lord
Chris Miller

Writer(s):

Phil Lord
Chris Miller
Raphael Bob-Waksberg[1]

Starring:

Chris Pratt

First released/aired:

February 8, 2019[2]

Theme:

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The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie Sequel[3] is an upcoming movie that will be released in 2019.

Background

On February 3, 2014, Jared Stern was hired to write a sequel, along with Michelle Morgan [4]. On February 21, 2014, it was announced that the sequel was scheduled to be released on May 26, 2017[5]. On March 12, 2014, Deadline reported that co-editor Chris McKay will direct the sequel with Lord and Miller as producers [6]. Warner Bros. did not invite co-producer Village Roadshow Pictures to return as a participant in the sequel[7] because the film will be produced in Vancouver, VRP will be replaced by a Canadian studio with a similar occupation. On April 10, 2014, it was reported that director Chris McKay wants more women in the sequel than men[8]. On July 28, 2014, it was reported that Chris Pratt wants to return to reprise his role of Emmet[9]. In October 2014, Warner Bros. scheduled The LEGO Batman Movie, a spin-off starring Batman for 2017, which moved The Lego Movie Sequel to 2018[10] [11]. Will Arnett is set to return to voice Batman, while Chris McKay, who was earlier attached to the sequel, will direct the film which is being written by Seth Grahame-Smith and produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Chris Miller [12]. On April 20, 2015, Warner Bros. scheduled The LEGO Batman Movie, for a February 10, 2017 release date[13] and The LEGO Movie 2 for a 2018 release. On October 25, 2014, it was reported that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had signed to write The LEGO Movie sequel [14] instead of Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. The writers have implied that the sequel will take place four years after the events of the first film [15]. In February 2015, Warner Bros. announced that the title of the sequel had been changed to The LEGO Movie Sequel, and that Rob Schrab replaced McKay as director since McKay went to direct The LEGO Batman Movie [16]. According to an interview at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, the sequel will also introduce Emmet's sister. On April 20, 2015, Warner Bros. scheduled The Lego Movie Sequel for a May 18, 2018 release date[17]. On June 17, 2016, the film's release was delayed to February 8, 2019[18]. On July 8, 2016, Warner Bros. hired Raphael Bob-Waksberg to rewrite the script.[19]. On February 3, 2017, it was announced that Mike Mitchell would direct the film since Rob Schrab left due to "creative differences."[20] On September 14, 2017, it was announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were in the process of rewriting the script and that the movie will deal with gender issues with regards to how boys play versus how girls play.[21]

Notes

  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller are not directing this one like the first one. Instead, they are producing it and writing it.
  • Seanne Winslow is not producing the film like the first one.
  • It will take place 4 years after the events of the first film.
  • It was suppose to come out in May 2017 but The LEGO Batman Movie took its 2017 spot.
  • Like The LEGO Movie, the film will use CGI animated bricks to look like a stop-motion film.
  • Chris McKay was originally supposed to direct until he went to work on The LEGO Batman Movie.
  • Rob Schrab was originally supposed to direct until he left due to "creative differences."[20]

References

  1. ‘Lego Movie Sequel’ Getting Rewrite From ‘BoJack Horseman’ Creator (EXCLUSIVE)
  2. Everything Is Not Awesome: ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel’ Gets a Major Release Date Delay
  3. 'LEGO Movie 2' Officially Titled 'LEGO Movie Sequel' & Gets a Director
  4. Warner Bros. Already Working on Sequel to ‘The Lego Movie’ (Exclusive)
  5. The LEGO Movie Sequel is Officially Set for May 26, 2017!
  6. Warner Bros Builds ‘Lego’ Sequel With Chris McKay Directing
  7. 'Lego Movie' Backer Village Roadshow Cut Out of Sequel (Exclusive)
  8. Lego Movie Sequel Director Regretful Original Film Fails Bechdel Test, Wants to Do Better
  9. Chris Pratt: 'I'd love to return for Lego Movie sequel'
  10. WB Announces 10 DC Comics Movies, 3 ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoffs and ‘Lego’ Sequels
  11. Warner Bros.’ DC Comics Movie Slate Fully Revealed!
  12. 'Lego Batman' Spinoff Movie in the Works at Warner Bros. (Exclusive)
  13. 'The Lego Batman Movie' Gets Release Date
  14. ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Gets Phil Lord, Chris Miller Script Commitment
  15. Phil Lord And Chris Miller On The Upcoming Lego Movies
  16. The LEGO® Movie Sequel - New director revealed
  17. LEGO Batman Movie Gets Release Date
  18. Everything Is Not Awesome: ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel’ Gets a Major Release Date Delay
  19. ‘Lego Movie Sequel’ Getting Rewrite From ‘BoJack Horseman’ Creator (EXCLUSIVE)
  20. 20.0 20.1 "'Lego Movie' Sequel Enlists 'Trolls' Director Mike Mitchell (Exclusive)"
  21. "Exclusive: ‘The LEGO Movie 2’ to Tackle Gender Differences; Lord & Miller Rewriting the Script"

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