‘The LEGO Movie’ Sequel Gets New Writers & A 2017 Release Date

By February 21, 2014

A sequel to The LEGO Movie was inevitable, but unlike a majority of animated features these days, this one is actually earned. The first film (which is still in theaters) is a wonderfully exuberant movie with plenty of comedy, but it also has a point to make about how we interact with pop culture. Writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the creative force behind the first movie (they also made Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street into films that were far better than they had any business being), and their energy and wit resulted in a joyful, thrilling movie that has already banked over $200 million at the worldwide box office.

The sequel has received a Memorial Day Weekend release date of May 26th, 2017, and will be written by Jared Stern (The Internship) and Michelle Morgan (Middle of Nowhere). The release date sounds about right – it takes much longer to create that level of animation than you might initially think – but the writers are…well, let’s just call them “unproven” at this point. Lord and Miller already had a good track record heading into the original, but it remains to be seen if Stern and Morgan can craft a screenplay with as much heart and humor the next time around.

What do you think? Are you interested in seeing a sequel to The LEGO Movie? In the meantime, check out the blooper reel from the first film and watch our interviews with the cast here.

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  • John A Casey

    YAY!!!!! I absolutely loved this film. I went with some friends and kids and it was a RIOT! Great writing and content. A real blast back to my kiddo days of legos and the endless creations and dialog we made up with it.

  • Susan P Graham

    This movie was thoroughly enjoyable from the start. Every child in the theater was cheering from the get go. If they can capture the laughs and content of this one I can’t see why they couldn’t have a franchise on their hands.

  • Timothy W Williams

    OK Ok I get it. Let’s try and inject another pop culture reference from our childhoods and make it relevant. Can we do Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots next. Keep trying.