The Lego Movie is still one of the biggest hits of 2014 (officially kicking off The Year of Chris Pratt) so it’s no surprise that a sequel is in the works. Indeed, Warner Bros has already announced The Lego Movie 2 scheduled for May 26, 2017. But that won’t be the end of the franchise. A new report suggests that two more Lego movie are being penciled in for 2018 and 2019, meaning the Lego series might be the new go-to family films. You won’t hear us complaining.
So when and what are these Lego sequels? Let’s take a look.
THR says that WB has two animated films set for May 25, 2018, and May 24, 2019. While officially untitled animated features, the site says they will both be Lego sequels. Now, here’s where things gets a little tricky. The Lego Movie 2 is hitting in 2017, which suggests the 2019 feature will be The Lego Movie 3. So what does that make the 2018 flick? THR claims it could be a sequel to the upcoming Ninjago movie (scheduled to hit theaters September 2016). Ninjago, for those who don’t know (i.e. me) is a series with Lego characters being ninjas and doing kid-friendly kung-fu. It’s a sizable hit both on the small screen and in the toy aisle so a film adaptation is a no brainer. Now it seems WB is already prepping its sequel.
So 2018 and 2019 will bring us more Lego movies, two Lego sequels in fact. The real question is how high can this series go? The Lego Movie was such a hit that its follow-up is already one of the most anticipated sequels in the works. Director Chris McKay (taking over for Phil Lord and Chris Miller) has his work cut out for him and obviously Warner Bros has a lot riding on it. If Lego 2 is a hit (and it probably will be) these two additional, still-unofficial Lego sequels will become even bigger, even more profitable and continue this budding franchise. WB sees the writing on the walls and can tell that this could be their next big thing.
I never would have thought that movies about Legos would be so big. Thanks to Chris Miller and Phil Lord, these little block bad asses are quickly becoming the biggest names in the game.