Everything is still awesome. Even after three weeks of release, Warner Bros. The LEGO Movie continues to dominate the counted beans of the movie world. This weekend, the masterfully built CG-animated adventure tale not only had to endure the eruption of Pompeii, it also had to deal with a very motivated action film from Kevin Costner in 3 Days to Kill. Neither were up to the task, leading The LEGO Movie to once again reign supreme, building its domestic box office receipts to $183 million in three weeks.
And you know what that means: sequel!
In response to the good box office news, Warner Bros. is celebrating by announcing a release date for a LEGO Movie sequel. As The Hollywood Reporter explains, “the studio announced that the untitled movie will hit theaters on May 26, 2017, the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend. Warners is being vague in terms of saying whether the film will be a proper sequel, or a Lego Ninjago spinoff.”
As with all things LEGO, the possibilities are somewhat endless for a sequel. It could return the team of Emmett (voiced by Chris Pratt) and friends or it could take on a different story within the LEGO universe. Either way, there is a great deal of potential, especially if the filmmaking team is kept in tact. That said, there is no word on the return of Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The duo have previously created a franchise and then moved on, handing the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs brand over to Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. In the case of 21 Jump Street, they did come back for the forthcoming sequel. So that’s up in the air. Definitely on board for the sequel are producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who shepherded the first film for Warner Bros. With a May 2017 release date, it could be a while before the untitled sequel unfolds.
Which leaves us plenty of time to continue to enjoy the first LEGO Movie: