'Lego Movie 2' Pushed Nine Months to Winter 2019

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The release date for Gerard Butler's 'Geostorm' also was pushed back again.

Warner Bros. has pushed back the release of the LEGO Movie sequel to February 2019, nine months later than originally planned. 

The LEGO Movie 2 had been set to hit theaters on May 18, 2018; it will now open Feb. 8, 2019. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who directed the first film, are producing the follow-up with Dan Lin and Roy Lee. The franchise is growing, with the LEGO movie Ninjago due for a Sept. 23 release and a Lego Batman movie slated for May 2017. 

While the original date for LEGO 2 meant a prime summer release, The LEGO Movie dazzled when opening in February 2015 on its way to earning roughly $470 million globally, proving that family animated films can thrive in winter.

Gerard Butler's Geostorm, which already was pushed back three months last fall, is being delayed again to Oct. 20, 2017, to be released in 3D and Imax. Writer-producer Dean Devlin is directing the sci-fi adventure film. 

Live by Night, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, moves from October 2017 up to Jan. 13, 2017, and the Ed Helms and Owen Wilson-starrer Bastards, originally slated for a November release this fall, will move to Jan. 27, 2017. The Hangover cinematographer Larry Sher is making his directorial debut with the comedy.