'Lego Movie' Sequel Sets Release Date
Warner Bros. is wasting no time plotting a follow-up to global blockbuster The Lego Movie.
On Friday, the studio announced that the untitled movie will hit theaters on May 26, 2017, the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend. Warners is being vague in terms of saying whether the film will be a proper sequel, or a Lego Ninjago spinoff.
News of a second film comes as The Lego Movie continues to make history at the worldwide box office, where it has earned north of $200 million in under two weeks. On Wednesday, the 3D animated film crossed the $150 million mark domestically.
The Lego Movie marks a crucial turning point for Warners, which has never had a strong foothold in the animation business. The film, which cost $60 million to produce, features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who produced Lego Movie, are returning to shepherd the untitled project.
So far, the Lego movie is the only title to stake out the May 26 date.