The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
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Teaser poster
Directed by
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Dominic Russo
  • Michelle Morgan
Based on
Starring
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Production
companies
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures[2]
Release date
  • February 8, 2019 (2019-02-08)
Country
  • United States
  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Canada[3][4]
Language English

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (originally titled The Lego Movie Sequel) is an upcoming 3D computer-animated sci-fi comedy film[5] produced by the Warner Animation Group, and the direct sequel to The Lego Movie (2014). It will be the fourth film in the franchise, set to follow the releases of both of the first film's spin-offs, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie (both released in 2017). It is being directed by Mike Mitchell[1] and co-directed by Trisha Gum,[6] with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (writers and directors of the first film) returning as producers and co-writers. The film will feature the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Stephanie Beatriz, and Charlie Day.

The film is set to be released on February 8, 2019 in 2D, 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Premise

Five years after the events of the Taco Tuesday, the Duplo invaders have made Bricksburg into a post-apocalyptic wasteland as a result of Finn's father allowing his younger sister to play with him in the basement. Emmet is completely unaffected by this dramatic change and pretends everything is still awesome, unlike everyone else, who have been toughened and hardened, ready for more fighting. When an intergalactic invader named Sweet Mayhem comes from outer space and kidnaps his friends Wyldstyle, Batman, MetalBeard, Princess Unikitty and Benny, Emmet's master building skills are put to the ultimate test. He must use them to travel to space and rescue his friends, defeat Sweet Mayhem, and restore harmony to Bricksburg and the rest of the Lego Universe, with help from a new friend, Rex Dangervest.

Cast

Production

Even before the critical acclaim and blockbuster success of The Lego Movie, plans for a sequel had already been set in motion. On February 3, 2014, Jared Stern was hired to write the sequel, along with Michelle Morgan.[12] On March 12, 2014, Deadline reported that animation co-director Chris McKay would direct the sequel with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as producers.[13] On April 10, 2014, it was reported that McKay wanted to have more women in the sequel than men.[14] On July 28, 2014, it was reported that Chris Pratt wants to return to reprise his role as Emmet. It was also reported that Will Arnett might return to reprise his role as Batman, but had not decided yet.[15]

In October 2014, Warner Bros. scheduled The Lego Batman Movie for 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 for May 25, 2018.[16][17] On October 25, 2014, it was reported that Lord and Miller had signed on to write The Lego Movie 2.[18] On October 30, it was announced that Australia-based animation studio Animal Logic was in talks to produce the next three Lego films (though the deal was not finalized at the time) and the New South Wales government would make financial contributions to all the films.[19] On November 12, during an interview with BBC News, Lord and Miller revealed that there would be more female characters featured in the film.[20]

On February 24, 2015, the sequel was officially titled The Lego Movie Sequel and Rob Schrab was officially announced as the film's director, replacing McKay as director as he was scheduled to direct The Lego Batman Movie instead.[21] By February 2017, Schrab had been replaced by Mike Mitchell, reportedly due to "creative differences".[1] Production started in Canada on October 2, 2017.[3][4]

On March 23, 2018, it was reported that Tiffany Haddish had been cast in the film to voice a new lead character, while returning actors would be Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, Arnett as Batman, Channing Tatum as Superman, and Jonah Hill as Green Lantern.[7] On May 21, 2018, Warner Bros. officially renamed the film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part along with releasing the first teaser image of the logo.[22][23] Stephanie Beatriz and Arturo Castro were announced to be part of the film on June 4, 2018.[9]

Release

The film is scheduled to be released on February 8, 2019.[24] It was originally scheduled to be released on May 26, 2017,[25] but the release date was later assigned to The Lego Batman Movie, which was itself in February 2015 rescheduled for release on February 10, 2017. At that time, it was planned to release on May 18, 2018.[24] On June 17, 2016, it was delayed to its current release date.

Marketing

On June 4, 2018, the first poster was released along with the announcement that the first trailer would be released the next day, June 5.[26] On August 1, Turkish Airlines released a special safety video featuring characters from the franchise.[27]

References

  1. ^ a b c Kit, Borys; Galuppo, Mia (February 3, 2017). "'Lego Movie' Sequel Enlists 'Trolls' Director Mike Mitchell (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Film releases". Variety Insight. Variety Media. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "LEGO Movie 2 begins production in October – Moviehole". moviehole.net.
  4. ^ a b "Production about to begin on The LEGO Movie Sequel - Brick Fanatics". www.brickfanatics.co.uk.
  5. ^ Abdulbaki, Mae. "Chris McKay Says 'The LEGO Movie 2' Will Be A 'Big Musical'". heroichollywood. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  6. ^ Flores, Terry (May 8, 2018). "10 Animators to Watch". Variety. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kit, Borys (March 23, 2018). "Tiffany Haddish to Voice-Star in 'Lego Movie 2'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "'The LEGO Movie 2' Features Chris Pratt in Two Roles and Tiffany Haddish as a Shapeshifting Alien [Comic-Con 2018]". 21 July 2018.
  9. ^ a b c D'Alessandro, Anthony (4 June 2018). "'Lego Movie 2' Adds Stephanie Beatriz & Arturo Castro; Alison Brie & Nick Offerman Confirmed To Return".
  10. ^ "The LEGO Movie 2 Trailer is Here!". 5 June 2018.
  11. ^ Han, Angie (July 21, 2018). "'Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' will have twice the Chris Pratt". Mashable. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Shaw, Lucas (February 3, 2014). "Warner Bros. Already Working on Sequel to 'The Lego Movie' (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  13. ^ "Warner Bros Builds LEGO Sequel With Chris McKay Directing". Deadline. March 12, 2014. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  14. ^ "Lego Movie Sequel Director Regretful Original Film Fails | Women and Hollywood". Indiewire. April 11, 2014. Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  15. ^ "Chris Pratt: 'I'd love to return for Lego Movie sequel'". Digital Spy. July 28, 2014. Archived from the original on August 16, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  16. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 15, 2014). "WB Announces 10 DC Comics Movies, 3 'Harry Potter' Spinoffs and 'Lego' Sequels". Variety. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  17. ^ "Warner Bros. DC Comics Movie Slate Fully Revealed!". ComingSoon.net. Archived from the original on October 17, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  18. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (October 25, 2014). "'Lego Movie' Sequel Gets Phil Lord, Chris Miller Script Commitment". Deadline. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  19. ^ Frater, Patrick (October 30, 2014). "Australia's Animal Logic Poised to Produce Next Three 'Lego' Movies". Variety. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  20. ^ Masters, Tim (November 12, 2014). "Lego Movie 2 'will feature more female characters'". BBC. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  21. ^ Kit, Borys (February 24, 2015). "'Lego Movie' Sequel Lands 'Community' Director". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  22. ^ "'The LEGO Movie 2': Full Title and Logo Revealed". 21 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Prepare for the Second Part in the New LEGO Movie 2 Logo". 21 May 2018.
  24. ^ a b Lincoln, Ross (June 17, 2016). "Warner Bros Pushes 'Lego Movie 2' Release To 2019". Deadline. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  25. ^ Team, The Deadline (February 21, 2014). "Warner Bros Sets 'Lego Movie' Sequel For May 2017". Deadline. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  26. ^ Warner Bros. (June 4, 2018). "The LEGO Movie 2 on Twitter: "They come in pieces. New trailer TOMORROW. #TheLEGOMovie2… "". Twitter. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  27. ^ Bui, Hoai-Tran (August 1, 2018). "Everything is Awesome About 'The LEGO Movie 2' Stars Teaching You Airplane Safety in a Turkish Airlines Video". /Film. Retrieved August 5, 2018.

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