Everything is awesome when you’re crafted out of Lego and friends with Batman. The Lego Movie captured our imaginations when it was released back in February 2014. A Batman centric Lego Movie is already planned for 2017 based on the character’s popularity and a direct Lego Movie sequel is planned for 2018.
While that might sound like a way off, it takes a long time to get any movie off the ground, but particularly one that requires such extensive animation skills. But what of the plot? Well details have been scarce so far, but now directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have spoken about their plans for the sequel and most specifically, when it will be set.
“We were really interested in what happens to that boy who’s in the meta story in the first movie when he’s four years older,” Miller told Empire in an interview. “When he’s an adolescent, how does that change his point of view?
“And it’s nice to have the characters start in a different place from the first movie. Emmet, for example, was in an existential crisis of having seen another dimension and was questioning the whole point of his existence.”
This sounds like a great starting point I have to say. One of the loveliest things about The Lego Movie was the ending when it’s revealed that it’s a little boy playing with all these figures and yes, it will certainly be interesting to see how his outlook on life and his toys has changed over the years.
As for dear, sweet Emmet, I can’t really imagine him being anything other than totally awesome, but maybe his whole experience has made him a little more aware of everything? I hope he’s still as cheerful as he is in the original movie though and not bitter and jaded because that wouldn’t do at all.
Lord and Miller might be writing the script for the sequel but they say they are not expecting to direct the movie this time around, which could also lead to some shift in the dynamic as Lord says it will give other filmmakers a chance to tackle the characters in new ways. “I think it would get boring if we directed them all, quite honestly,” he added.
It will be interesting to see who does end up in the directors chair for the sequel, but I’m impatient for the 2018 release already!
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