Did Two More LEGO MOVIE Sequels Just Get 2018 and 2019 Release Dates?

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We’ve known that we’re getting The Lego Movie 2 on May 26, 2017 and that Ninjago spinoff on September 23, 2016 for a while, but now reports are surfacing that Warner Bros. also locked two additional dates for more Lego Movie sequels, one on May 25, 2018 and another on May 24, 2019.  The studio hasn’t confirmed that these dates are Lego specific, but if the news is true, it seems likely that they could be gunning for a Lego Movie 3 and a Ninjago sequel, too.

The Lego Movie absolutely blew the box office away back in February, taking nearly $70 million opening weekend and then going on to accumulate $258 million over the course of its six-month domestic run.  It’s actually still playing in a handful of theaters now!  Hit the jump for more on how Warner Bros. plans to keep the franchise going.

the-lego-movie-image-batman-wyldstyle-emmetThe news comes from THR and they’re saying that the studio snatched up those two Memorial Day weekend slots for untitled animated films and that they’ve got “insiders” claiming that they’re Lego Movie follow-ups.  However, the outlet does admit that 2018 and 2019 are a long way off, so things could change.

If more Lego really is what the studio is gunning for, it’s not the only thing Warner Bros. is getting especially ambitious about pursuing lately.  On top of this rumored plan to turn Lego into a 5-film franchise, Warner Bros. also just snatched up 9 other release dates for untitled DC films, probably to keep pace with Marvel.

So now we’ve got Warner Bros. revving its engines big time with superhero and animated films, and that’s something it’s never done before.  On the superhero side, it’s really just been one thing at a time – Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and then Man of Steel.  And the studio’s kept it pretty light on the animation front, too.  In fact, the last animated movie it released prior to The Lego Movie was Happy Feet Two back in 2011 and that one had a rather rough run at the box office.

It does make sense for the studio to seize lucrative opportunities, but does it defeat the purpose when you take on too much?




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  • appolox

    Eh a trilogy would be fine as long as their good. But why five?

    • Manuel Orozco

      Yeah why five

      • appolox

        Money.

      • Manuel Orozco

        Let’s hope they will have enough story left

      • Leo Spaceman

        There are dozens of different lego groups. The first movie established the world but they could very easily start moving into LEGO Harry Potter or LEGO Star Wars and then have the original actors voice their lego counterparts. I mean who else would voice Harry Potter than Daniel Radcliffe

      • Manuel Orozco

        You got a point but things may change as times goes by

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        Radcliffe’s been very vocal about not wanting to be Harry Potter anymore, so that probably wouldn’t be him. Besides any kid with a British accent and a higher voice could do it.

    • milo

      It’s not really five. Two sequels to the first one to make a trilogy, then two separate movies based on another LEGO characters. Frankly I’m not interested in Ninjago at all but I’d be happy to watch two more LEGO movies if they do it right (translation: more Benny the Spaceman).

  • seannyd

    I can’t believe we’ve gotten to a point where studios are announcing release dates 6 years in advance without even saying what those movies are yet.

    • Manuel Orozco

      It’s all too crazy to believe but let’s not get into panic mode because things may change

    • Steven

      Its so bloody unnecessary. I can barely get excited about a film thats coming out in a yers time let alone 6.

      • seannyd

        I know they’re doing this just to make sure nobody takes their prime territory during those times, but c’mon. At least have something that resembles a flag before you plant it in the ground. I’m not ready to get pumped for “Lego Movie 2019″ when I don’t even know if I’m pumped for Lego Move 2.

      • Manuel Orozco

        I’m pumped up for Lego 2

      • Manuel Orozco

        I can barely excited too

  • Dean Guest

    This really seems like Warner Brothers are fully getting their plan together to take on Disney.

    Disney – Marvel
    Warner Brothers – DC

    Disney – Star Wars
    Warner Brothers – Harry Potter (Fantastic Beasts but it’s the same universe)

    Disney – Pixar
    Warner Brothers – Lego

    • appolox

      Lol. Your right. But why does Warner Bros want to fight Disney?

      • Manuel Orozco

        Yeah why

      • Dean Guest

        They’re rival companies. Both with shareholders who wonder why they aren’t making as much money as the other. Same with other studios. The reason why Sony is doing all of this venom/sinister six/female fronted spin-off is because some shareholder saw what marvel were doing and said ‘why the fuck aren’t we making that kind of money with our comic book films?’

      • Stefan Bonomo

        They’ve been rivals for decades. Remember Mickey Mouse vs. Bugs Bunny? Now we just need Disney to make a Mickey Mouse film the same year they make another Looney Tunes movie.

      • Stefan Bonomo

        They’ve been rivals for decades. Remember Mickey Mouse vs. Bugs Bunny? Now we just need Disney to make a Mickey Mouse film the same year they make another Looney Tunes movie.

  • Bionicle ftw!

    Hoping one of those dates will be a Bionicle movie since the toy line is rumored to come back next year.

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