2014’s critically-acclaimed and box-office success animated movie from Warner Bros. is no surprise, getting a sequel, “The Lego Movie” was fun, fresh, inventive and a breather from all the blockbuster films big production companies has been offering.
“The Lego Batman Movie” is set to arrive in cinemas February 2017, with teasers and a trailer already released. And another “The Lego Ninjago Movie” to be released later next year.
Unfortunately, everything isn’t awesome as the supposed to be 2018 release of The Lego Movie 2 is moved. Deadline is reporting that The Lego Movie 2 is moving yet again to February 8th, 2019. There’s no word yet on why the sequel has been moved once more, but in an interesting tidbit it’ll now release almost five years to the day of the original. And the news comes with Warner Bros also changing the release dates for disaster film Geostorm, comedy Bastards and the Ben Affleck-directed Live By Night.
The move is disappointing but understandable as the Chris Miller – Phil Lord duo is currently under a lot of writing job, with Warner Bros.’ The Flash, Sony’s animated Spider-Man film and the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off anthology film.
On a positive note, DreamWorks Animations’ How To Train Your Dragon 3 will arrive earlier than expected. From June 2018 to May 2018, the film’s little move will make it farther from the release of Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4.
The current plan is for How to Train Your Dragon 3 to wrap up the story of young Viking Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless, with DeBlois having indicated the third Dragon film willconclude the pair’s story on a poignant note – one that also brings the How to Train Your Dragonmovie franchise closer to the over-arching narrative trajectory of Cowell’s source novels, at the same time. Both of the previous Dragon movies were praised for blending high fantasy adventure with humanist themes and emotionally-challenging subject matter, so it’s encoring to hear that How to Train Your Dragon 3 isn’t changing course in that respect. For that reason, the third Dragon installment has the potential to conclude the series on a high note, perhaps even reaching the artistic heights of, say, Disney/Pixar’s original Toy Story movie trilogy in the process.
The Lego Movie 2 will open February 2019 while How To Train Your Dragon 3 will arrive May 2018.