Mark your calendars! Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. has given the release dates of three of the upcoming LEGO movies in the next few years. The LEGO Batman spinoff movie will be released on February 10, 2017 and the LEGO Ninjago spinoff movie will move from 2016 to September 22, 2017. Finally, The LEGO Movie Sequel will be slated for May 18, 2018.
Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. President of Domestic Distribution notes, “We are very excited about dating our upcoming Lego animated features, which already have a worldwide fan following, built on the foundation of the first film. These three films already in the pipeline are just the beginning of a creative and diverse animation slate that will be delighting audiences for years to come.”
There’s still no new information about the Batman and Ninjago movies but there have been tidbids on The LEGO Movie Sequel. We know that it’ll take place four years after the first one and Emmet and Wyldstyle will be back along with more female characters. Below is the official press release:
Warner Bros. Pictures
Confirms the LEGO Pieces of its Animation Slate into 2018
(April 20, 2015 – Burbank, CA) – Building a strong slate of animated tentpoles that extends well into 2018, Warner Bros. Pictures today confirmed the release dates of three much-anticipated LEGO features. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The next LEGO film to open will be the as-yet-untitled LEGO Batman feature, which is coming to theatres earlier than planned, with the global launch starting domestically on February 10, 2017. Seven months later comes “Ninjago,” which had been slated for release in fall 2016; however, the film is still under construction, so it is being moved to September 22, 2017 domestically, with international dates to follow.
“The LEGO Movie Sequel,” the follow-up to the smash hit “The LEGO Movie,” is opening one week earlier than originally slated, now being released domestically on May 18, 2018, beginning its worldwide release. In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “We are very excited about dating our upcoming LEGO animated features, which already have a worldwide fan following, built on the foundation of the first film. These three films already in the pipeline are just the beginning of a creative and diverse animation slate that will be delighting audiences for years to come.”
Kwan Vandenberg added, “We are looking forward to expanding the LEGO film franchise globally with these three incredibly imaginative movies, each offering something different to appeal to a broad range of audiences around the world.” Jill Wilfert, Vice President of Licensing and Entertainment from The LEGO Group, noted, “We are so pleased to continue our creative partnership with Warner Bros. on these upcoming projects. It’s truly amazing to see how the big screen lends another dimension to the rich LEGO world, and offers new ways for fans to be engaged and entertained by these characters.”