‘The LEGO Movie 2’ Release Date Suffers A Major Setback

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The "cast" of 'The LEGO Movie' Warner Bros.

For some inexplicable reason, Warner Bros. has decided to delay The LEGO Movie 2 for nearly another year. The follow-up to 2014’s massively successful blockbuster has been pushed back from May 18, 2018, to Feb. 8, 2019. That’ll mark an astonishing five years in between LEGO movies.

The astonishment is due to the predecessor’s success at both the box office and movie review sites. The LEGO Movie brought in a whopping $469.2 million from the theaters and earned near-universal acclaim with a 96 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Courting kids/families was never going to be a problem, but the review aggregator states, “Boasting beautiful animation, a charming voice cast, laugh-a-minute gags, and a surprisingly thoughtful story, The Lego Movie is colorful fun for all ages.”

No one from The LEGO Movie or Warner Bros. camp has offered any sort of explanation for the delay at this time of writing.

The LEGO Movie writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are staying on board as screenwriters for the sequel, with TV writer Rob Schrab (Community, Parks and Rec, Workaholics) jumping on board to helm. Perhaps the transition from television to film has been challenging for Schrab to handle thus far.

There is a silver living, however: The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie are still on track to arrive Feb. 10 and Sep. 17, 2017, respectively.

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