The first movie was made for about $60 million and came out this month. There’s no budget yet for “The Lego Movie” sequel, but
The studio has scheduled the follow-up to the building-block blockbuster for May 26, 2017, a prime
There is ample precedent for a first-quarter release getting a spring-summer or holiday sequel; "The Hunger Games" came out in March but its sequel, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," was elevated to November.
Since coming out two weeks ago, Phil Lord and Chris Miller's animated
The spring 2017 date will mean a 3+-year gap between films, a bit of an anomaly in a culture where sequels can come as quickly as two years after the original. But the first film required extensive animation work, done by the Australian company Animal Logic, and also saw years of development as writers Dan and Kevin Hageman wrote a first draft before Lord and Miller came on board to make their pass.
The Hagemans, incidentally, work on the