'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' poster revealed, to be released in February 2019
The Lego Movie's Twitter account shared the first look of the poster of the sequel for 'The Lego Movie' as well as its release date.
Upon its release in February 2014, 'The Lego Movie' was both a critical and commercial success, grossing $469 million on a $60 million budget and won a BAFTA, Critics' Choice Movie Award, and Saturn Award for Best Animated Film.
Rumors of a sequel have been making the rounds ever since and the long wait seems to finally be over. The film's Twitter account shared the name of the upcoming sequel, 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,' and a first look at the logo as well.
The original was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street), with the screenplay penned by Lord and Miller as well. The screenplay for the sequel was originally written by the pair as well but has reportedly been rewritten by 'Bojack Horseman' creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
Mike Mitchell (Surviving Christmas, Shrek Forever After) and Trisha Gum (Losing Ferguson) will be helming 'The Lego Movie 2: Second Part,' with Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Arnett reprising their roles of Emmet, Wyldstyle, and Batman respectively and Tiffany Haddish joining the cast.
The first movie's success meant that it expanded into a major franchise. A spin-off film, 'The Lego Batman Movie' was released in February 2017, with a second spinoff, 'The Lego Ninjago Movie,' releasing in September of the same year.
A third spin-off, 'The Billion Brick Race,' will be co-directed and written by Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2019. Three video games - The Lego Movie Videogame, Lego Dimensions, The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game - and several short films have been released as well.
'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' will hit theaters on February 8, 2019, in the U.S and U.K and March 28 in Australia.