More LEGO movies are coming, but they won’t be from Warner Bros. anymore as the brick company has inked a five year film deal with Universal.
Everything is awesome? Well, maybe. On one hand, we’ll be getting more LEGO movies down the road. On the other hand, they’ll likely have nothing to do with the films that have come before, regardless of them making a decent amount of money. So don’t hold your breath for a LEGO Batman sequel.
Late last year, LEGO’s deal with Warner Bros. ran up and the company was looking for a new studio to work with on the film franchise. Today, they’ve announced a new partnership (a five year deal) with Universal Pictures.
Universal’s chairman, Dannon Langley, and LEGO’s head of entertainment, Jill Wilfert, made the announcement:
“The LEGO System in Play gives people the ability to build worlds and create stories that they carry throughout every phase of their lives. To partner with such an iconic brand that remains relevant and is constantly evolving allows for creativity in storytelling. We’re thrilled to start building out the next chapter of LEGO movies together with Jill and the LEGO team as they continue to inspire curiosity and innovation.”
“Universal’s commitment to unique storytelling,” Wilfert added, “from diverse voices makes the Studio the perfect partner as the LEGO Group enters this new phase of filmmaking. Donna and the entire Universal team bring a sense of wonder and imagination we share, and we can’t wait to execute on our shared vision.”
Not everything will change, however, as Wilfert and Dan Lin (who produced the previous LEGO films) will still be on board as producers on whatever comes next. What do you hope to see out of the next LEGO film?