While Australians patiently wait for the release of The LEGO Movie on 3 April, some 56 days after its initial release in the US, the unsurprising news arrives that a sequel to the massive hit has already been scheduled by Warner Bros. Pictures. On 26 May 2017, the second LEGO movie will drop, and builders around the world can rejoice.
Impressing critics and audiences alike, The LEGO Movie has already earned over $200 million worldwide, spending several weeks at the top of US box office, with pundits expecting it to spend a third week at #1 in the US.
While there is no word as to whether directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will return to the fray, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan are set to be on screenplay duties for the sequel.
Random Fact: The word “LEGO”, from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”. Additional Fact: If you say Legos, and not the correct plural of LEGO, then you will be taken out and shot by the High Council of Something or Other.
So builders get your bricks ready, there will be a whole new set of minifigs ready to collect over the next few years. We can imagine then that the Australian release will be sometime in 2019, then?