Lego is the quintessential toy for toddlers to tots to teen and even thirty somethings. Created out of plastic, there are a myriad of lego blocks that can be used to form a variety of shapes and forms. Created back in 1932 at a Danish carpentry shop, the toy has blossomed from just a do it yourself kit to theme parks, video games and now the movies.
The first Lego movies were produced by Brickfilms, who used motion stop photography to create the very first Lego movies.? The first Lego films revolved around Bionicle and many films spawned from that title. The great leap though, according to Wikipedia, came in 2011 when the first Lego series was created entitled Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.? Then came the Legends of Chima but the first official Lego movie was released in February 2014.
According to a recent report from IGN.com, a spin-off Lego Batman movie is set to be released by February 10, 2017. The moody Lego Dark Knight would be voiced by Will Arnett and the gist of the story is how Lego Batman finds happiness. There is no current working title for the project. Also in the works is a Ninjago sequel set to be released by September 2017. The full length Lego movie sequel though is set to hit screens by May 2018.
According to Warner Bros Domestic Distribution President Dan Fellman, in a report from the Hollywood Reporter, ?These three films already in the pipeline are just the beginning of a creative and diverse animation slate that will be delighting audiences for years to come.? The new movies come after the wide success of The Lego Movie, megged by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and earned for the studio a staggering USD468.7 million globally.
The Franchise Expanding
In another move, these two acclaimed directors of the Lego Movie are set to make an animated feature involving a friendly webcrawler named Spider Man. In a report from Deadline.com, this is but one of the films from Tom Rothman. Release is pegged by July 20, 2018. Another project is ?The Equalizer?, where Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua would reprise their roles in the former TV series. The film is set for release by July 28, 2017.
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