Everything is TRULY awesome when sequel news comes out.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wrote and directed last year's smash [The LEGO Movie](movie:376368), have talked to Empire and spilled the beans about the future of [The LEGO Movie 2](movie:1231804). Though the movie is not coming out until 2018 (and after two other LEGO projects ([Ninjago](movie:1025772) and the upcoming LEGO Batman Movie), fans have been hounding these guys for some details...and we finally got 'em!
While they didn't get too specific, they revealed enough details to pique my interest, especially considering the fact that the pair is still writing the script.
If you still haven't seen The Lego Movie and don't want to be spoiled, turn back now (and go watch it for your own sake)!
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are returning to write the screenplay
But they may not be directing this time around. Let's hope they secure a director with the same kind of comedic rhythm and penchant for high-speed plot shifts.
It will be a direct continuation of the "meta-story" in the original
Instead of taking the story to a new "real-life" family's home, Lord and Miller have decided to continue using the characters of Finn and his dad. If Will Ferrell is up for returning, this decision almost guarantees the return of Lord Business. After his change of heart, will he be on the side of the good guys now? And, if so, who will be the new antagonist?
It will take place four years after the events of The LEGO Movie
Since Finn was eight years old in the events of the original, he'll be a 12-year-old going through the throes of puberty for the sequel. Lord and Miller also commented that the LEGO characters are now in totally different places than when they started their adventure, so they have a lot to toy around with (pardon the pun) in terms of story.
In the interview, Miller notes that Emmet was in an "existential crisis of having seen another dimension and was questioning the whole point of his existence." So, we may be getting some more philosophical subtext on the side of a fun, animated movie.
Honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way.
How do you feel about the direction that The LEGO Movie 2 is moving in?