Needless to say, The LEGO Movie and its
predecessor successor, The LEGO Batman Movie were both phenomenal. Thanks to a hip storyline, family-friendly humor, and a huge boost from major IPs available, both brick-built films (albeit digitally) helped propel LEGO as one of the toy industry’s strongest brands.
Now that promotions for the LEGO Ninjago Movie are well on its way and gaining traction, LEGO and film enthusiasts are now paying attention to the sequel of the film that started it all. Though slated to hit theaters a good two years from now, The LEGO Movie 2 has already created a considerable amount of buzz, after what LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay revealed through a podcast interview. McKay, who was initially considered to helm the LEGO Movie 2, was replaced by Mike Mitchell.
What McKay revealed during the podcast interview sounds pretty cool and interesting. According to him,
Lego 2 is going to be this big musical and space action movie…They need a lot of the writing, a lot of development, not only with script development, but development with songwriters. So it was very ambitious to get that movie out.
As it seems, the highly anticipated sequel will put a singing astronaut under the spotlight – I can just imagine Benny singing an ‘Ode to the Spaceship’. Benny, the friendly blue astronaut from the 80s, will be voiced once more by Charlie Day. The first LEGO film was pretty cool in itself, with an upbeat music and soundtrack to boot. However, McKay assures fans that the sequel to the box office hit will be bigger and very ambitious. I guess that is an understatement, compared to the near impossibility of singing in outer space. McKay also underscored the fact the film itself went through a lot in terms of writing and screen development, so much so that it was written side by side with songwriters.
We’re not sure if we’ll be seeing Emmet chasing once again another Piece of Resistance, or a similar Krazy Glue relic, but judging on how the film’s story is being developed, the pursuit will likely end up in deep space with Benny and the rest of the gang singing a more awesome tune. The LEGO Movie 2 is directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and is expected to hit theaters on February 8, 2019.