‘The Lego Movie’ Sequel and ‘Lego Batman’ Have Release Dates

By April 20, 2015
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Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Lego Movie was one of the most well-received films of 2014, and a sequel was something of a no-brainer after it performed very well critically and commercially. When it was announced that WB would be developing both a sequel to the film, as well as a separate film starring the film’s version of Batman, it seemed like another hit in the making, especially considering comments from the filmmakers about how the Lego Batman film would embrace several decades of Batman’s comic book, movie, and television history. Now, we finally have an idea of when we’ll be able to see both of these films on the big screen.

According to Variety, both The Lego Movie‘s sequel and the Lego Batman film have been assigned release dates by the studio. Lego Batman will bow first, with a release date of February 20th, 2017. A spinoff film, Lego Ninjago, has had its release date moved from 2016 to September 22nd, 2017, and the Lego Movie sequel will be arriving in theaters on May 18th, 2018.

The Lego Movie, which released in February of 2014, was an unparalleled success for Warner Bros. for a February release, garnering a 96% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and having a worldwide theatrical gross of over $468 million on an estimated $60 million budget. It’s only natural that a film with such massive appeal would be natural for the sequel treatment, and WB will be banking even more on the new franchise with spinoff films like Ninjago and Batman. The Batman effort also indicates a stronger push on the studio’s part to represent its DC Comics property, with Lego Batman bowing less than a year after next March’s tentpole release Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

For more on the Lego films as they develop, keep an eye on GeekNation!

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • lauras a bi$h

    I find it highly illegal how LEGO has taken over and was put into the works of shows and movies.

  • Thomas

    Took my nephew to that 2014 flick and it really was pretty cool. Gonna take him to this one now!

  • Mary

    Pretty soon all the heros will be Lego-fied!!

  • lauras a bi$h

    I’ve never seen these. Is it stop motion based?

  • Skeeter

    Batman meets Lego – this is gonna be a close one!

  • Clara

    Lego is just so timeless, which is why when they make movies and shows with it there’s a lot of profit to be made. Really smart on their part.

  • RichieBlake

    Can’t get enough of these, it’s genius and the kids are all over it.

  • Thomas

    Well lets hope we can last until 2017 for these releases

  • JessicaKx

    There is something about the lego films and games that i simply love! and I know there are millions who feel similar 🙂