Warner Bros. has announced The LEGO Movie Sequel release dates along with the dates for LEGO Batman (unofficial title) and Ninjago.
According to THR, LEGO Batman is first up and will be released on February 10, 2017, which comes close to the February 7, 2014 release date for The LEGO Movie, and that worked out pretty well for everyone. When we last reported on LEGO Batman, producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller said the plot revolved around the question “Can Batman be happy?” and star Will Arnett teased the action will be incredible. The movie will also acknowledge every era of Batman filmmaking.
Next up, Ninjago has been pushed back from September 23, 2016 to September 22, 2017. There are currently no details on the plot, but Lord and Miller will also be producing and say it will tie into a larger Avengers-style universe.
Finally, The LEGO Movie Sequel has been pushed back to May 18, 2018, which is a painfully long wait. Lord and Miller will be writing the film, and say that it will take place four years after the original and have more female characters.
While I’m bummed that we’ll have to wait a little while for everything to get awesome again, if Warner Bros. holds to this schedule, we’ll be getting a three new LEGO movies within the span of 18 months.