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The brick-snapping success of The LEGO Movie back in 2014 not only caused its barefoot box-office competition to step on proverbial painful pieces, but also set into motion plans for a potentially sprawling film franchise from an unlikely property source.
Those plans will come to fruition with spinoff The LEGO Batman Movie hitting theaters in Februrary and later this year with an offshoot under the LEGO umbrella in The LEGO Ninjago Movie. The latter film has released the lineup for its primary voice cast, appropriately topped with a martial arts movie legend, and its first trailer…
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Trailer
A new trailer has dropped for The LEGO Ninjago Movie out of SDCC. Check it out below:
Here’s the first trailer:
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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Release Date
Moviegoers both young and old can expect to see the miniaturized martial-arts madness of The LEGO Ninjago Movie when it hits theaters on September 22, 2017.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Cast
It appears that LEGO fan site The Brickset has come across a catalog from the recent 2016 Licensing Expo containing the cast lineup for fall 2017’s The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Much like its predecessor in The LEGO Movie, many of the names in the Ninjago listed lineup will ring familiar to comedy fans, notably with the acquisition of the acrobatic, self-stunt-performing cinematic chopsocky icon Jackie Chan, celebrated Broad City star Abbi Jacobson, momentum-riding movie-star-sibling Dave Franco (who actually voiced a small role in The LEGO Movie), former SNL star Fred Armisen and the surging scene-stealer of Ant-Man Michael Peña. Additionally, fans of HBO’s Silicon Valley will likely flip over the presence of that show’s awkward, casual-collared coders Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Plot
While plot details remain few and far between for The LEGO Ninjago Movie, an official synopsis of the Charlie Bean-directed film has also just surfaced, revealing that the adaptation will somewhat deviate from known Ninjago small screen canon under the context of what sounds like a Power Rangers-type teen dynamic where our square-edged stealthy heroes will juggle worldly responsibilities against the identifiable element of high school. As the synopsis explains:
“Ninjago is the story of six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.”
The titular Dark Knight in the February 10, 2017 release of The LEGO Batman Movie will advantageously wield wide demographic recognition in addition to quasi-sequel momentum as the first proper follow-up to the 2014 $469.1 million global success of the experimental franchise launch in The LEGO Movie. However, as a proprietary offshoot, LEGO Ninjago could become a crucial test that gauges the strength of the burgeoning film brand. Yet, working in its favor is the fact that Ninjago will have a built-in audience of children with the film being based on LEGO’s popularly prolific toy tent-pole which buttresses an animated television series of the same name, along with video games and various other media.