The LEGO® Movie 2 (2019)

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EVERYTHING IS STILL AWESOME AS “THE LEGO MOVIE SEQUEL” GETS DIRECTOR
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the “Master Builders” of the first blockbuster hit,
are writing and will produce the sequel together with Dan Lin and Roy Lee.

via press release

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BURBANK, CA – February 24, 2015 — Director Rob Schrab (TV’s “Community,” “The Mindy Project”) will mark his feature directorial debut overseeing construction on “The LEGO® Movie Sequel,” the eagerly awaited follow-up to the worldwide sensation “The LEGO Movie.” The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed “The LEGO Movie,” are writing the new feature based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. In addition, Lord and Miller will serve as producers, alongside returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee.

Silverman stated, “‘The LEGO Movie’ captivated critics and audiences on a global scale with its irresistible blend of humor, imagination and fun. Warner Bros. is excited to build our relationship with The LEGO Group with this new adventure, and we join them in welcoming the multi-talented Rob Schrab to the LEGO family as he takes the helm of ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel.’”

In a joint statement, Lord and Miller said, “We are so excited to collaborate with Rob. He is a comedy genius, a visual savant, and we have been stalking him for years. No one works harder than Rob, and his aesthetic, combined with his sense of humor, bring a strong, unique, thoughtful, and passionately nerdy voice to this project. People who know him are slapping their foreheads today and saying, ‘Of course!’”

Schrab has recently directed episodes of such hit series as “Community,” “The Mindy Project” and “Parks and Recreation.” He also wrote, directed and executive produced “The Sarah Silverman Program,” for which he gained a WGA Award nomination. He previously earned a 2007 Annie Award nomination for Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production, for the Oscar-nominated comedy “Monster House.” In addition, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, and received an additional nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for his work on the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

“The LEGO Movie Sequel” is another piece of the Studio’s growing LEGO film franchise, also including the upcoming “Ninjago,” slated for a September 22, 2016, release in the Philippines, and an as-yet-untitled BatmanTM LEGO feature, due out in May 2017.

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    THEY COME IN PIECES FOR “THE LEGO MOVIE 2” TEASER TRAILER

     




    It’s time to go where no brick has gone before. Watch the new trailer of the big-screen animated adventure “The LEGO® Movie 2” that’s just been launched by Warner Bros. Pictures.

     


    Meanwhile, starring roles have been cast for “The LEGO® Movie 2,” the much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all.  Mike Mitchell, of “Shrek Forever After,” “Trolls” and “Sky High” will direct.  

     

    Reprising their fan-favorite characters from “The LEGO Movie” are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty.  They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.  

     

    The film is being produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, the team behind the LEGO film franchise since “The LEGO Movie” debuted in 2014.

     

     “The LEGO Movie 2” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

     

    In Philippine cinemas February 2019, “The LEGO Movie 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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    EMMET BATTLES DUPLO INVADERS IN THE NEW TRAILER OF “THE LEGO MOVIE 2


     

    Hang on to your fronds! Emmet ventures to another universe in the brand new trailer for the big-screen animated adventure “The LEGO® Movie 2” from Warner Bros. Pictures.

     

    Check out the trailer below and watch “The LEGO® Movie 2” in Philippine cinemas February 13.

     


     

    “The LEGO Movie 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.

     

     

    About “The LEGO Movie 2”

     

    The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

     

    The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

     

    Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

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    EMMET TAKES OFF ON A SPACE ADVENTURE IN 

    THE LEGO MOVIE 2 TRAILER

     

    Everything is more awesome in space.  Emmet takes off on another adventure in the new trailer for the big-screen animated comedy “The LEGO® Movie 2” from Warner Bros. Pictures.

     

    Check out the trailer below, as well as the film’s character posters, and watch “The LEGO® Movie 2” in Philippine cinemas February 13.

     

    “The LEGO Movie 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.

    About “The LEGO Movie 2”

    The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

    The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

    Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

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    "THE LEGO MOVIE 2 GOES WHERE NO BRICK HAS GONE BEFORE

     

    Not long ago in a town called Bricksburg, a super-friendly, upbeat and endlessly optimistic guy named Emmet rose from a most ordinary life to become The Special in the mega-hit animated adventure “The LEGO Movie.” Overcoming his doubts and an apparent lack of any notable skills or experience, this LEGO minifigure in the bright orange vest bravely followed his destiny to become a Master Builder and—with the help of his friends—saved the city, won Lucy’s heart and helped make “Everything is Awesome” an irresistible dance-party singalong the world over.

     

    Yeah.  You’re singing it right now, aren’t you?

     

    Now, five years after that fateful day, Emmet still has a spring in his step, a smile on his bright, shiny face and 25 sugars pumping up his coffee every morning. But everything else has fallen to pieces, in the eagerly anticipated sequel “The LEGO Movie 2.”  The surprise DUPLO invasion that threatened destruction just behind the first movie’s happy ending has reduced Bricksburg to a wasteland of rubble known to its battle-weary (but still quite witty) citizens as Apocalypseburg.

     

    “Everyone has grown more mature, grittier, harder, tougher,” says Christopher Miller, one of the original architects of the inventive LEGO movie franchise, who returns, alongside creative partner Phil Lord, as screenwriters and producers of the latest chapter.  “Everyone except for Emmet, of course.  He’s still the same gee-whiz, aww-shucks, naïve guy he ever was.”

     

    “He’s the only person in this world that dust doesn’t seem to stick to,” adds Lord.  

     

    But all that is about to change, as the shocking capture of his best friends and his beloved Lucy forces Emmet back into hero mode with all the grit he can muster and sends him on a perilous journey to the outer limits of the universe to save them…in typical Emmet fashion.  Meaning, director Mike Mitchell offers, “There’s a lot of crazy action and one-of-a-kind characters, and the same irreverent, out-of-bounds comedy you expect from Chris and Phil that resonates with all ages.  Emmet sets off with courage and total commitment but not any real idea where he’s going.  It’s everything you loved about the first movie and more!”

     

    Although a fully standalone adventure, this sequel builds on the existing narrative from the original “The LEGO Movie,” happily reuniting the eclectic gang of LEGO minifigures with maxi personalities that fans everywhere have embraced: the duo of tender-hearted but stalwart Emmet and hard-charging Lucy; hilariously full-of-himself Batman; unpredictable, glitter-crazy Unikitty; half pirate, half utility knife, Metal Beard; and the spaciest spaceman ever, Benny; played by returning stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman and Charlie Day.

     

    The continuing tale also introduces intriguing new characters to challenge our old favorites and lead them to fresh discoveries. They include the wickedly funny, shapeshifting Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi (say it slowly…), played by Tiffany Haddish; her formidable female lieutenant General Mayhem—aka Sweet Mayhem—played by Stephanie Beatriz; and the enigmatic space cowboy Rex Dangervest, also voiced by Pratt. Together, this reassembled LEGO crew will take audiences on a unique intergalactic journey to worlds never seen before, that lie beyond the forbidding Stairgate.

     

    “The LEGO Movie 2” explodes with color, whimsical design and music with a party vibe. In addition to the irrepressible “Everything is Awesome” that echoes through the action in different versions, Lord says, “We’re using lots of songs and musical numbers to help tell the story in a fun, playful way.”  The film includes a number of original songs written by Jon Lajoie, as well as “Super Cool,” written and performed by Beck, featuring Robyn, with a rap written and performed by The Lonely Island, that plays over the end credits to send audiences off with a smile.

     

    At the same time, the filmmakers honor the core values that have been the hallmark of these films as well as the trusted LEGO brand itself for 60 years: creativity, teamwork, and the value of play—no matter who you are, where you are, or how old you are.

     

    In Philippine cinemas February 13, “The LEGO Movie 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.

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    PRATT, BANKS RETURN AS EMMET & LUCY IN “THE LEGO MOVIE 2”


    Power couple Emmet and Lucy famously clicked despite vastly different personalities and skill sets in 2014’s “The LEGO Movie.”  What keeps them together is that amazing history and their real affection for each other.  

    But, what threatens to separate them now is Lucy’s concern that Emmet isn’t tough enough for this harsh new reality…and Emmet’s fear that he’s going to lose her if he doesn’t do something about it, in Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly awaited sequel, “The LEGO Movie 2” starring Chris Pratt (Emmet) and Elizabeth Banks (Lucy).

    “Lucy pushes Emmet to be something that’s not natural to him,” notes Banks, returning as the resourceful warrior with the blue-and-fuchsia ‘do.  “It’s not who he is and maybe it’s a mistake for her to expect that.  I think that’s a life lesson everyone can relate to.  You can’t change people.  You just have to love them for who they are.”

     


    “Lucy has always been battle-ready,” director Mike Mitchell explains. “As Bricksburg became a dystopian wasteland, she locked in.  This is her world now, where she can kick butt and take names.  She’s totally in her zone battling space aliens.  Emmet on the other hand is still skipping through town like he doesn’t see how dangerous everything is, and that’s a problem for her.  She tells him to grow up, toughen up, change with the times if he expects to survive.”

    Naturally, she does it from love, and Emmet tries, poor guy.  But brooding and looking grim just doesn’t work for him.  Not when there are shooting stars to wish on, pink valentine hearts that declare “I love you” in tiny, sugary voices, and a cozy little dream home to build for their future, with a double-decker porch swing, trampolines, and a room just for eating waffles.

    “The whole time he’s questioning himself, ‘Am I good enough, am I strong enough?,’” says Pratt, “and he learns through the course of this adventure many things about himself.  I’m proud of what this story has to say in regard to this relationship, with all its doubts and expectations, and how all of that gets flipped on its head in such a funny and touching way.”

    Another wild card in this deck is rock’n’roll Rex Dangervest, space pilot of the Rexcelsior and a self-described galaxy-defending archeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer who appears out of nowhere when Emmet needs a hand.  The quintessential super-cool tough guy, complete with swagger and just the right amount of chin stubble, Rex is a Master Builder with some unexpected skills in his repertoire.

    Pratt, already the unmistakable voice of Emmet, shifts gears to take on the additional role, noting, “Rex is the man Emmet thinks he should be. More importantly, he’s the man Emmet thinks Lucy wants him to be.”

    In striving for a vocal counterpoint between the two, Pratt says, “There were moments when I made Rex low and grumbly, but that was tricky because I didn’t want to step on Will Arnett’s Batman.  It came down to a couple of things to reach for.  Emmet is cheerful and optimistic, in a higher register.  Rex is tougher, and more flip and indifferent, with a touch of John Wayne, and half the time he’s laughing because he doesn’t care what people think of him.”

    “The LEGO Movie 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.

    About “The LEGO Movie 2”

    The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

    The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

    Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

     

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    WILL ARNETT, ALLISON BRIE BACK AS BATMAN & UNIKITTY IN “THE LEGO MOVIE 2”

     

    Reprising their popular roles as the gravelly-voiced icon Batman and fan-favorite Unikitty in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The LEGO Movie 2” are Will Arnett (“TMNT: Out of the Shadows”) and Allison Brie (Netflix’s “GLOW”).

    If change is an issue, the last place anyone would look would be in Batman’s direction.  As he himself would surely attest, this is one rock-steady dude who does his own thing and doesn’t change for anyone.  He doesn’t even alter his color palette. It’s strictly black, and sometimes very, very dark gray.  But oh, Batman fans, there are some incredible plot twists ahead for this beloved minifigure, as the filmmakers continue to delight in messing with him.

    Will Arnett says, “Batman comes with a rich tradition and we try to adhere to that, but I put my own spin on it.  Our Batman takes himself so seriously that it’s almost absurd.  It’s been so satisfying taking this iconic character and kind of bending the rules on him.  They keep feeding LEGO Batman real-life experiences to see how he deals with it, because he so ill-equipped to handle relationship-based situations, and I’m excited for audiences to see where we take him in this movie.  There are some big leaps and swings.”

     

    This diminutive Dark Knight starts off, as usual, assuming he’s going to be the leader and the big hero and save the day, and instead gets himself immediately kidnapped.  Not only is he suddenly not in control, but he finds himself in a world full of color and joyous music, which would be Batman’s worst nightmare on a good day, so it’s a different adventure for him in many ways, both emotional and physical.

    Meanwhile, Unikitty also returns, that placid-on-the-outside, boiling-on-the-inside brick-built character who looks like a cross between a starry-eyed kitten and a pink unicorn.  She adores all things sweet, fluffy and sparkly but, despite her high sugar content, Unikitty has always had a little bit of an anger issue and present circumstances have only added fuel to that fire.  Tick her off now and she really gets her claws out—morphing into alter ego Ultrakatty, a larger, scarier, steampunk version of herself complete with spiny armor and a spiked tail.

    “She tries to stay positive and happy, but when someone crosses her she unleashes a totally different cat, if you know what I mean,” says Brie. “She has two sides to her personality and in this sequel, we get to see a lot more of the second side.  The cool thing about that is they can weaponize her.  She can become a vehicle and shoot glitter flares, so she really thrives and excels in this post-apocalyptic world.”

    Getting herself into fighting form, Brie laughingly reveals, was spontaneous. “I never rehearsed Ultrakatty. I just reached down into the bowels of my being, screamed and unleashed the fury.  Doing animation, you use all these different elements of your voice that you’d never use for on-camera acting.”

    In Philippine cinemas February 13, “The LEGO Movie 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.


    About “The LEGO Movie 2”

    The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

    The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

    Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

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    BELOVED SIDEKICKS BENNY, METALBEARD RETURN IN THE LEGO MOVIE 2 

    Two of the best sidekicks to take on any journey in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The LEGO Movie 2” would be MetalBeard and Benny, played by returning stars Nick Offerman and Charlie Day.  Though they’re as different as a galleon to a rocket ship, the bottom line is, these guys just want to get the job done and help their friends.



    “MetalBeard is a pirate whose body was lost in battle and who managed to cobble together a new one out of spare parts that he’s constantly replacing,” says Offerman of his character, who resembles not only a pirate but a pirate ship, with a fair amount of Swiss Army knife thrown in.  “That makes him the ultimate mechanic and very handy in a crisis when an object needs to be put together.  Hopefully, MetalBeard is around to launch a shark or a cannonball out of his arm.”  

     

    Considering what additional tools the old salt might find useful, Offerman suggests, “I wouldn’t mind if he could slap on a charcoal grill and cook up some burgers for the gang.”

     

    Having worked successfully side by side in the original “The LEGO Movie,” MetalBeard and Benny the Spaceman have become something of a duo, with Benny often helping his pal re-attach his head and various limbs that tend to go astray.

     

    The vintage minifigure Benny, moviegoers will remember, is a loopy astronaut with a cracked helmet. A great and loyal friend, he’s always on board whenever and wherever an adventure takes the gang, but above all, Benny is known for one defining trait. “He loves spaceships!” Day declares. If he’s not piloting or building them, it’s guaranteed he’s talking about them or just thinking about them.  

    “The LEGO Movie 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #TheLEGOMovie2

    About “The LEGO Movie 2”

    The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

    The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

    Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

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