Producer Warner Bros. has made adjustments to the release date of The Lego Movie 2. The film is now set for release on the 8th February 2019; almost a year after its original release date of 18th May 2018.
The Lego Movie 2 is one of four titles that have recently received modifications to their launch dates. As reported by Deadline, Disaster movie Geostorm has been pushed back from 13th January 2017 to 20th October 2017, whilst Owen Wilson comedy Bastards has been shifted back from its November release date this year to hit cinemas on 27th January 2017.
On the other hand, Ben Affleck’s gangster-movie Live By Night has been moved up the queue, and is now scheduled for release on 13th January 2017; nine months sooner than its original date on the 20th October.
Released back in 2014, the original Lego Movie was a huge success, raking in nearly $470 million worldwide (via. Screen Rant). It seemed the film’s popularity had been foreseen by Warner Bros, however, as a sequel was reported (via. The Wrap) to be in the works before the first blockish escapade had even hit cinemas. Writers and directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will return to pen the script for The Lego Movie 2, and have stated that “more female characters“ will be included in the upcoming sequel (via. BBC).
Why the sequel to Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s brick-handed hit has been delayed has yet to be seen, but with The Lego Batman Movie releasing on 10th February 2017, fans won’t have to wait too long to delve into the silver screen antics of the blocky LEGO franchise.