‘The LEGO Movie 2’ Trailer Expands the Lego-verse

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The first trailer has arrived for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, reuniting us with our Bricksburg heroes in a new adventure that continues to expand the Lego-verse.

Emmet’s still as positive as ever, despite their world having become an almost post-apocalyptic landscape. When LEGO DUPLO invaders arrive, destroying everything in their path, Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and the rest of the gang head into space on a journey to defeat these attackers and restore harmony to the universe.

Nick Offerman and Alison Brie also return as Metal Beard and Unikitty respectively, with newcomers including Tiffany Haddish as Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Stephanie Beatriz as Sweet Mayhem, and Arturo Castro as Ice Cream Cone.

The first film took in almost $US470 million from a $US60 million budget and received love from both audiences and critics, kicking off a CG-animated cinematic franchise that spawned The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Unfortunately, the latter two films saw a decline in numbers. Batman, despite being highly enjoyable and receiving solid reviews, drew a lower – but still decent – $US312 million, and Ninjago was an undeniable stumble, earning mixed reviews and pulling just $US123 million worldwide.

There’s a good chance this one could put the franchise back on solid ground, bringing back the original characters that kicked it all off and having original helmers/writers Phil Lord & Christopher Miller back as heavily involved co-writers and producers. Directing this time around is Shrek Forever After and Trolls helmer Mike Mitchell, with Trisha Gum (head of story on The LEGO Batman Movie) on board as co-director. Fingers crossed here.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will open in the U.S. on 8 February 2019 and arrives in Australia on 28 March 2019.

Official synopsis for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part:

“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

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