Warner Bros. has released a new international trailer for The LEGO Movie 2. The upcoming sequel takes place five years after the events of the first movie and the citizens of Bricksburg are now in a Mad Max-esque dystopia after fighting off invaders from LEGO DUPLO. Mike Mitchell (Trolls) directs alongside co-director Trisha Gum, working from a screenplay by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who became much more involved in the making of the sequel after they departed Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s production last summer.
As this trailer shows, the new movie will pick up directly after the events of the first film when the DUPLO invaders land, and then there will presumably be a time jump where we’re now in Apocalypseburg. But the plot still looks incredibly cute with Chris Pratt lampooning his action hero characters by having Emmet (Pratt) teaming up with Rex Dangervest (also voiced by Pratt).
Check out the new The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part trailer below. The film opens February 8, 2019 and also features the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro.
Here’s the official synopsis for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part:
The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.
The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.
Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.