The LEGO Movie revealed itself as a meta-exploration into the mind of a child, and all the delightful adventures and characters found therein. For their next trick, co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are going even further, doubling up on their storytelling style to tell the tale from two entirely different perspectives.
In 17 days of release, The LEGO Batman Movie has made $133 million in the United States, and nearly $100 million overseas. Not too shabby; about 17 days of release, its predecessor, The LEGO Movie, had made $183 million domestically. The good, toyetic times will keep rolling with The LEGO Movie 2 which, at one point was going to be directed by Chris McKay, until he left the project to make LEGO Batman. Speaking about the project on the Shanlian on Batman podcast he revealed a little bit about what the film is going to be.
Way, way back in February 2015, Warner Bros. hired Community vet Rob Schrab to direct The LEGO Movie sequel — a pick fully endorsed by filmmaking Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are a teensy bit busy working on a certain Star Wars movie, and thus unable to helm the follow-up to their animated blockbuster. Almost two years later (and several months since we last heard anything about the sequel), there’s apparently been a creative shakeup, as Schrab has reportedly left the project and been replaced by the director of Trolls.
Scripts get rewritten and revised all the time, but coupled with a big release date change, it’s the sort of thing that seems a bit worrisome. Such is the case with The LEGO Movie Sequel, which was recently pushed back to 2019 and is undergoing some rewrites — which definitely does not sound like everything is awesome. But there is some good news, which should make fans of The LEGO Movie and a certain Netflix series pretty happy.