The LEGO Movie 2 now confirmed for 2017

News Simon Brew 21 Feb 2014 - 23:17

UPDATE: A release date has now been confirmed for The LEGO Movie 2

UPDATE: Since we first ran this story, two things have happened. Firstly, The LEGO Movie has become a sizeable commercial and critical hit.

Secondly, Warner Bros has now confirmed that The LEGO Movie 2 is definitely happen, and announced a release date. It's due on May 26th 2017.

Here's our original story.

Heading into cinemas in the UK on February 14th (with its US roll-out this weekend coming), the early word on The LEGO Movie has been extremely positive. It's expected to be a sizeable hit for Warner Bros, and the studio is wasting little time getting a new chapter moving.

Work has apparently already begin on The LEGO Movie 2, with Warner Bros hiring Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan to put a screenplay in place for a follow-up feature.

The first movie has been penned by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who have also directed it. It's unclear whether they'll return for the second film, although when it came to a sequel to their first animated hit, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, they took a step back when it came to the sequel. The pair are currently putting the finishing touches to their next live action project, 22 Jump Street.

The LEGO sequel ultimately presumably hinges on the box office for the first movie, but by the end of the weekend, we should know if The LEGO Movie 2 is in business. We suspect it might just be....

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Brilliant, can't wait!

The first is so perfect that it stands on its own, and I'm not sure if it needs a sequel, artistically speaking. Of course, the decision has been made on the basis of pure commercial avarice. Lord Business did win after all.

I can see a sequel to Emmett's story, but what about the "other" story? How is that going to develop? Both stories are important and I'd hate to see the "larger" story be ignored, it might not have been the most toyetic element of the film but it was it's heart, it's emotional core and any sequel that ignores that is a lesser film than the first.

Lord Business' crime wasn't the pursuit of money or profit, his fault was a need for control. For Lord Business to have won, would require WB to meddle too much.

Which, given their history, is probably a scarier prospect.

The LEGO Movie 2: Legend of Duplo!

I hope there's more than just a glimpse of bionicles this time. My son loves em

That's a long way to go 2017.

Honestly, i loved the first film, but it felt more like a one off stand alone film, it doesnt need a sequel. I probably will see it when it comes out, but i didnt think it really needed a sequel

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