Many have wondered what exactly the future has in store for the LEGO Movie franchise. In 2014, Warner Bros. surprised many when directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller offered a very different kind of animated film that was made with a lot of love to recreate some of our most nostalgic memories and even had a heart-felt storyline included.
It was followed by a sequel five years later with The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and two spinoffs, The LEGO Batman and The LEGO Ninjago. Yet, Warner Bros.s swiftly lost the rates to the iconic franchise that was just getting ready to grow and we have seen a project since. There have been hints that a reboot of some kind is in development and luckily producer Dan Lin has given us our first tease in a podcast episode with The Ankler.
We know we have to switch it up & take to a different art form that’s still true to LEGO, we should have some announcements soon… I think we’ve reinvented it in a cool way.Dan Lin
The mention of a “different art form” is a rather surprising hint that we shouldn’t expect a franchise that is anywhere close to what the original was. We still have no details on whoever may be directing the project or even if a writer is attached. In a time where creative staff is announced a long time in advance, it’s the first time we’ve seen a new franchise reboot based on such a high IP keeping it really close to the chest. We’ll see just how soon the “soon” is from the interview.