Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that The Lego Movie Sequel is currently under development, and have also announced that the Lego version of Batman will be getting his own movie, which is tentatively set to be released in May, 2017, although this project currently does not have an actual title.
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, and the film is set to be directed by Rob Schrab. Schrab will be making his feature film debut with The Lego Movie Sequel, but he has been renowned for his work on television, working on shows such as Parks and Recreation, Community, and The Mindy Project. Both Lord and Miller, speaking in a joint statement, have said that they are both excited to be working with Schrab, saying that they have been fans of his television work.
“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!'”
The announcement was made by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, who also said that he was looking forward to what would become of The Lego Movie Sequel, as well as the untitled Lego Batman movie.
“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.”
When The Lego Movie Sequel was announced last year, both Lord and Miller said that they were adamant that the movie would confront Hollywood gender imbalance, and both of them promised more female characters for the movie.
“It’s important to us that the movie plays broadly and that we inspire young women as much as we inspire young men… I don’t want to give spoilers but there will be more female characters and more female stuff.”