It may have been snubbed at the Oscars, but there’s no getting around the fact that Chris Lord and Phil Miller directed one of the best animated movies in ages. The Lego Movie was a huge success, paving the way for an inevitable sequel, that won’t feature Miller and Lord behind the camera directing again. Instead, that job will go to Rob Schrab, a veteran director of shows such as Community, The Mindy Project, Childrens Hospital, as well as a writer on The Sarah Silverman Show.
Called The Lego Movie Sequel, Lord and Miller will remain as the primary screenwriters for the second film, that takes place four years after the original movie. As for other details, Miller is keeping mum:
Well I don’t want to give you spoilers but we were really interested in what happens to that boy who’s in the meta story in the first movie when he’s four years older. When he’s an adolescent how does that change his point of view? And it’s nice to have the characters start in a different place from the first movie. Emmet, for example, was in an existential crisis of having seen another dimension and was questioning the whole point of his existence.
When asked about waiting for that young actor, Jadon Sand, to grow up a bit before shooting any new live action material, Miller told ComingSoon:
Well, it comes out four years later. We’ll have to figure that out when we get to shooting. The live-action part, it’ll be several years before we shoot that part for sure.
There’ll be another Lego movie in movie houses soon, but this one will be based on Ninjago Lego toys instead. That film is out in September next year, while Will Arnett’s Lego Batman arrives in May 2017. Finally, The Lego Movie Sequel will debut sometime in 2018.
Last Updated: February 25, 2015