Progress on THE LEGO MOVIE Sequel Builds with Chris McKay Set to Direct

Progress on THE LEGO MOVIE Sequel Builds with Chris McKay Set to Direct

Last month, it was announced that Phil Lord & Christopher Miller's box office hit The Lego Movie was getting a sequel, and since then, we've gotten a release date for the film, as well as writers. And today, we got the announcement that Robot Chicken's Chris McKay signed on to direct.

The leaders of Warner Brothers animation have set Emmy winner Chris McKay (Robot Chicken) to direct the sequel to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's original groundbreaking The LEGO Movie, which hit theaters last month and has agreed with critics and fans all over the world. McKay was animation co-director on the first film. Michelle Morgan (Girl Most Likely) as well as Jared Stern (Wreck-it Ralph) are in progress for writing a script for the next installment of the film series. And if you're worried about the original directing crew not returning for the sequel, the dynamic duo are set to return as executive producers.


The Lego Movie is in theaters now, and the sequel is set to land in theaters on May 26, 2017!
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sjoerdo0 - 3/12/2014, 10:12 AM
first comment :D
DrunkenNukem - 3/12/2014, 10:12 AM
KrazyForKomix - 3/12/2014, 10:15 AM
You gotta sing that a lot higher, DrunkenNukem. Too much base in your salute to the fine Lego film!
DrunkenNukem - 3/12/2014, 10:21 AM

Doopie - 3/12/2014, 10:22 AM
nice punnery
anthonyEstark - 3/12/2014, 10:25 AM
Thanks Doop
KelvTwelve - 3/12/2014, 10:29 AM
Sigh - Phil Lord and Chris Miller must hate sequels cause they haven't signed on to one other than 22 Jump Street.
charlie2094 - 3/12/2014, 10:32 AM
Shame the original directors aren't returning, the original was truly AWESOME :P

Looking forward to this!
Ramiel - 3/12/2014, 11:00 AM
The original directors would have been nice.
MarvelSquadie - 3/12/2014, 11:23 AM
I hope they add in Marvel characters in the sequel! loved the Lego Marvel movie Maximum Overload.
jimoakley666 - 3/12/2014, 11:28 AM
Think I'd rather have the original writers / directors back. But, it's not as if he had no involvement on the first.
JillyMcBeam - 3/12/2014, 11:36 AM
Looking forward to this. Lego Movie was surprisingly good.

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BlackIceJoe - 3/12/2014, 12:11 PM

I highly doubt WB would allow Marvel characters to be in this movie.

As for this news I really am not a fan of Robot Chicken. But hopefully he can do a good job on this movie. I would like to see other characters that WB owns in the sequel. I really would like to see characters like Swamp Thing or Hawkman make an appearance in the next movie.
fettastic - 3/12/2014, 12:12 PM
I finally took my kid to this last weekend because everyone kept saying how amazing and hilarious it was.

I thought it was pretty meh and my boy was bored out of his mind. We left before it was over because my son asked 3 times to leave.

The one thing I'll say is that nobody's ever seen a movie like this before. It had a style all it's own. Too bad the plot was so [frick]ing pedestrian. Will Farrel literally just does Megamind, right down to mispronouncing words.

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