After a foray into the worlds of superheroes and Ninjago, Warner Animation Group is taking us back to the Lego Cinematic Universe’s building blocks with a sequel to its 2014 hit The Lego Movie.
The first teaser trailer for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part dropped on Tuesday, and it includes a lot of what made the first movie so special. Right away we get a reference to the last film’s Taco Tuesday, a flashback of the subsequent Lego Duplo attack, and even a new variation of the ever-catchy theme song “Everything is Awesome.” The Lego Movie’s unique approach to quick, witty humor and visual gags is back in full force, and seeing and hearing the characters again feels like being reunited with old friends.
Chris Pratt returns to voice everyday-guy-turned-hero Emmet Brickowski, with Elizabeth Banks back as Wyldstyle/Lucy. Other returning voice talent includes Will Arnett as Batman (who also voiced the character in his solo outing The Lego Batman Movie last year), Channing Tatum as Superman, and Jonah Hill as Green Lantern. This time our heroes are left in the aftermath of a Lego Duplo attack, and must take the battle to outer space when the destructive preschool toys return.
The Lego Movie’s directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are producing this time around, with Mike Mitchell directing and Dan Lin and Roy Lee also producing. The film is currently set for a February 2019 release.
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