The Lego Movie 2 is in production, but there’s still a long way to go. While Lord and Miller are not going to be directing the new film, they have been called in to give the script a rewrite for Mike Mitchell to direct. While we don’t know exactly what the plot will be, we got a good idea of the direction that the film is going thanks to a new interview between the film’s producers (Dan Lin and Chris McKay) and the gist of it is that we will be getting a true sequel, but from a different perspective. At the end of the last film,the Duplo blocks came in and attacked the city. Those blocks were from the little sister. Now, she’s a little grown up and she’s going to be taking the story forward.
Here’s what Dan Lin had to say:
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.
Here’s what McKay had to say:
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.
The LEGO Movie Sequel is set for a February 8, 2019 release.