News on The LEGO Movie Sequel has been somewhat quiet since it’s been pushed back to 2019 a new interview might be shed some new details for the movie. The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay appeared on the Shanlian on Batman podcast and he revealed that The LEGO Movie Sequel could be a lot different from the first.
LEGO 2 is going to be this big musical and space action movie. They need a lot of the writing, a lot of development, not only with script development, but development with songwriters. So it was very ambitious to get that movie out.
If the sequel is indeed going to be a space action musical movie, there will no doubt feature a lot of Benny the Spaceman, voiced by Charlie Day in the first movie. Of course, this could very well change again between now and 2019 so don’t get your hopes up too high since there has already been a lot of changes already so far.
Even with the success of the first movie, it looks like that are more changes to The LEGO Movie Sequel. ComicBook.com is reporting that Trolls director Mike Mitchell has now been named the new director for The LEGO Movie Sequel. He replaces Rob Schrab who announced as the previous director around this time two years ago. According to reports, the change to Mitchell was based on creative differences between Warner Bros. and Schrab.
The swap in directors for The LEGO Movie Sequel is the latest change for the movie. Last year, the original script by Phil Lord and Chris Miller was rewritten by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and also the release date was pushed back for a second time to 2019.
There has been many changes going on for The LEGO Movie Sequel in the past few months. Last month, it was reported that the movie was pushed back a second time to February 2, 2019 from the original release date of May 26, 2017. Variety is now reporting that Warner Bros. has hired Raphael Bob-Waksberg to rewrite the script for the movie. With Phil Lord and Chris Miller being busy with other projects, the studio went in another direction for the writing.
Although it’s not that unusual for movies to be rewritten this early in production, it does seem a little worrisome that there are so many changes announced for The LEGO Movie Sequel so far. Hopefully these changes are for the best.
Late night news coming out of Deadline.com is that The LEGO Movie 2 has been pushed back to February 2, 2019. This is the second time the sequel to the highly popular movie has been pushed back with the original release date of May 26, 2017, then to May 18, 2018. There was no reason why Warner Bros. decided to move the movie back along with a couple of other ones but we still have The LEGO Batman Movie and the LEGO Ninjago movie to look forward to in 2017.
Doctor Who has made an immediate impact in the LEGO world this year with its appearance in LEGO Dimensions and in the upcoming LEGO Ideas (21304) set. io9 is reporting that Warner Bros. is in negotiations with BBC for the Doctor to make an appearance in The LEGO Movie 2.
Director Rob Schrab dropped that teaseer on the Harmontown Podcast but that was pretty much it. Although there wasn’t more information about this, it sounds like the Doctor will be making a cameo appearance like Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando did in the first movie.
The LEGO Movie 2 won’t be out until 2018 so there’s still a few years to see if he will actually be in the movie or not. Who knows, maybe we’ll see some other collaboration between LEGO and Doctor Who between then.
Various tidbids of The LEGO Movie 2 have been coming out slowly but we now have some big information on some of the characters that will be in it. In an interview with Zap2It, Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed that Emmet will be returning to the sequel along with Wyldstyle which will take place four years after the events of the first movie.
“It picks up where the other one left off,” Lord said. Miller also added, “Emmet and Wyldstyle will be back, and others and there will be new characters as well.”
Given those statements, there’s no mentioning whether Chris Pratt or Elizabeth Banks will be returning to voice The LEGO Movie 2. Hopefully they will be able to return to give the storyline some sort of continuity as we’ve grown to know and love the voices of Emmet and Wyldstyle.
The LEGO Movie 2 will be directed by Rob Schrab with Lord and Miller producing and will be released sometime in 2018.
The LEGO Movie 2 now has a director in writer, producer and TV director, Rob Schrab. He has directed various TV shows including The Sarah Silverman Program and episodes of Community, Parks and Recreation, and The Mindy Project but The LEGO Movie sequel will be the first time he will be directing on the big screen. The announcement was made by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Greg Silverman.
If you’ve seen Rob’s work, you know that he’s a very talented director and he is an exceptionally good choice to direct the movie. Rob has also worked as a writer on the Oscar-nominated animated film Monster House so hopefully the sequel will finally get to shine and not get snubbed like the first movie.
Earlier this month, we reported that the movie will be set four years after the first one and will be introducing more female characters including Emmet’s sister.