A newly-released teaser trailer for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, reunites us with our favourite blockheads in a Mad Max style taster.
While many people wrote of the first LEGO Movie before it was even released, the film proved to be a box office and critical success that was surprisingly thoughtful, imaginative and heartfelt. This success was in no small part due to the efforts of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were able to craft a story that appealed to adults and children alike. The LEGO Movie was even successful enough to begin building a shared universe that has gone from the highs of The LEGO Batman Movie, to the lows of the recent LEGO Ninjago Movie.
At the time of the film’s early production, Lord and Miller were working on Solo: A Star Wars Story, so they passed on directing the LEGO Movie sequel. However, when their cut of Solo was scrapped, and Ron Howard took over, the duo had an opening in their schedule that allowed them to rewrite the script for The LEGO Movie 2, while also producing and lending a hand to director Mike Mitchell – so hopefully some of their creative genius will have come through in the final product.
The poster for the film (below) has confirmed that some of the original’s best characters will return in this sequel, such as Emmet (Chris Pratt), Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), Princess Unikitty (Alison Brie), Batman (Will Arnett), Benny (Charlie Day) and Metal Beard (Nick Offerman). Some of the newest additions to the LEGO-verse in this film include Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz, and Girls Trip’s Tiffany Haddish.
The LEGO Movie 2 picks up five years after the events of the first film, and after the “horrific events of Taco Tuesday” Bricksburg is now a Mad Max-style post-apocalyptic wasteland. While we don’t see much of it in the teaser, the film will feature “a strange galaxy where everything is a musical” in which Emmet and friends do battle with the LEGO DUPLO invaders that appeared at the end of the first film.
This teaser does a good job of showing off the same pop culture-informed humour of the original, however we don’t get too much information on the film’s story, so there isn’t much to unpack here, but it certainly leaves us excited to see more.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is slated for release on February 8th, 2019.