The LEGO Movie was kind of genius, and the fact that it worked at all is kind of a miracle. The fact that they got it to work a second time with The LEGO Batman Movie is probably something that shouldn’t have happened. Now we have The LEGO Ninjago Movie coming up, and while promoting that, Collider spoke to producers Dan Lin and Chris McKay about the LEGO movie sequel. Lin confirmed that the entire team is getting back together for The LEGO Movie Sequel now that Phil Lord and Chris Miller have some free time:
“We are going to The LEGO Movie 2. The team is all back together, so it’s [Phil] Lord and [Chris] Miller, myself and Chris McKay. Mike Mitchell is the new voice who’s coming in to direct the movie. Chris and Phil are rewriting the script right now, but we’re in production. We’re picking up where the first movie left us, where the Duplo have now come and they’re attacking Bricksburg. It’s several years later, and you’re going to see the result of that.”
The first movie ended with the Duplo — like LEGO for little kids — attacking, and now they are going into multiple points of views that could make things interesting. McKay talked about bringing in the Duplo and what that means:
“The Duplo represents Finn’s sister, Finn being the little boy from the live-action. The Duplo is her. The man upstairs said, ‘You’ve gotta play with your sister. That’s the thing you’ve gotta promise me. I’ll let you play with my world, but now you’ve gotta let your sister come in and play with your world.’ Now, she’s coming in, and that’s the major thing that the movie is about. What’s different and similar about gender, when a boy plays vs. how a girl plays? What kinds of stories are there?
Chris and Phil are super fucking smart and really thoughtful and sensitive writers. The kinds of questions and the interesting ideas that they’re getting into with this movie, it’s going to be like the first LEGO Movie was, where it’s about something else that’s really profound. I’m really excited about where the movie is gonna go because it’s about these things that are actual notions that people have that might even be unconscious biases, where people don’t even realize that that’s the way they’re looking at the world. You can do that in a movie like this, and still have it be a great musical with fun songs, and have action and all of the other crazy things we’re gonna get into with that movie. It’s gonna be a really special movie.”
Lin elaborated that we’re going to be seeing a movie told from two different points of view, which is going to be interesting:
“Every one of our movies, so far, have been told from the point of view of one kid’s imagination. The LEGO Movie 2 will be the first one told through two kids’ imaginations – Finn and his sister. It’s going to be really interesting juxtaposing those two different visions.”
The LEGO Movie Sequel, directed by Mike Mitchell, will be released February 8th, 2019.