The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
The Lego Movie 2 The Second Part theatrical poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mike Mitchell
Produced by
Written by
  • Phil Lord
  • Christopher Miller
Based on Lego Construction Toys
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh[1]
Edited by Clare Knight
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures[2]
Release date
  • February 8, 2019 (2019-02-08) (United States)
  • United States
  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Canada[3][4]
Language English

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is an upcoming computer-animated science fiction comedy film[5] produced by the Warner Animation Group and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. A 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). Animal Logic, who provided the animation for all the films in the franchise, is returning.

The film is being directed by Mike Mitchell,[6] with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (writers and directors of the first film) returning as producers and writers. Animation direction is by Trisha Gum.[7] It will feature the reprised roles of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie and Nick Offerman, along with new additions to the cast including Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz and Maya Rudolph.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is set to be released on February 8, 2019 in the United States in 2D, 3D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, IMAX and IMAX 3D formats.


Following the events of the first film, the Duplo invaders have turned Bricksburg into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, which everyone now calls "Apocalypseburg," after Finn's father allows 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, making them ready for more fighting. Emmet has wanted to start something new with his life with Lucy ever since they began dating, possibly to make a family, but with the harmony that the Lego world once obtained gone, she disagrees. Suddenly, an intergalactic invader named General Sweet Mayhem from the Systar System in outer space comes to the Earth and joins forces with the Duplo invaders to take over the Legoverse. When she kidnaps Lucy and the rest of his friends (including Batman, MetalBeard, Princess Unikitty, Benny, and all the other Master Builders) under the orders of Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, the queen of the Systar System, Emmet's Master Builder skills are put to the ultimate test. He must use them to travel to space and rescue his friends, defeat General Mayhem and Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, and restore harmony to Bricksburg and the rest of the Lego Universe, with help from a new friend, galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer Rex Dangervest, and Emmet's recently-discovered sister, who must be taught how to be a Master Builder.


Additionally, Maya Rudolph has been cast in an unspecified role.[13] Banarnar, and Susan, two of Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi's servants and General Mayhem's recruits, and Chad, Amber, Zebe, and Chocolate Bar, four of the Systar System's citizens, all have undisclosed vocalists. Emmet has also been confirmed to have a sister whose name and voice actress are currently undisclosed. Finn's (Jadon Sand) sister, who was mentioned in the first film, has also been confirmed to be introduced; however, her actress is also undisclosed.


Before the critical acclaim and success of The Lego Movie, plans for a sequel had been set in motion. On February 3, 2014, Jared Stern was hired to write the sequel, along with Michelle Morgan.[14] On March 12, 2014, Deadline reported that animation co-director Chris McKay would direct the sequel with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as producers.[15] On April 10, 2014, it was reported that McKay wanted to have more women in the sequel than men.[16] 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.[17]

In October 2014, Warner Bros. scheduled The Lego Batman Movie for 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 for May 25, 2018.[18][19] On October 25, 2014, it was reported that Lord and Miller had signed on to write The Lego Movie 2.[20] 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.[21] On November 12, during an interview with BBC News, Lord and Miller revealed that there would be more female characters featured in the film.[22]

On February 24, 2015, the sequel was titled The Lego Movie Sequel and Rob Schrab was announced as the film's director, replacing McKay as director as he was scheduled to direct The Lego Batman Movie instead.[23] By February 2017, Schrab had been replaced by Mike Mitchell, reportedly due to "creative differences".[6] 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.[8] 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.[24][25] Stephanie Beatriz and Arturo Castro were announced to be part of the film on June 4, 2018.[10]


The film is scheduled to be released on February 8, 2019. It was originally scheduled to be released on May 26, 2017, as of May 2015, but the release date was later moved to May 18, 2018.[26][27] On June 17, 2016, it was pushed back again to its current release date.[28] The film was originally titled The Lego Movie Sequel before it was officially renamed The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part in May 2018.[29]


On June 4, 2018, the first poster was released along with an announcement on Twitter that the first trailer would be released the following day.[30] On August 1, 2018, Turkish Airlines released a special safety video featuring characters from the franchise.[31] The second trailer was released on November 20, 2018, along with the second poster.[32]

On Black Friday 2018, Warner Bros. released The Lego Movie on YouTube in its entirety for one day only, with a trailer for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part attached.[33]

A video game based on the film, titled The Lego Movie 2 Videogame, a direct sequel to The Lego Movie Videogame, was announced on November 27, 2018 and will be released on February 26, 2019, two weeks after the film's release, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and for the Nintendo Switch a month later on March 26.

On December 10, 2018, Warner Bros. released a short film, titled Emmet's Holiday Party, as a Christmas styled promotion for the film.[34]


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