Warner Bros. announces ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Ninjago,’ ‘Lego Movie 2’

Oct. 15, 2014 | 12:46 p.m.

Three more Lego-branded movies are coming to the big screen, following the box-office success of this year’s “The Lego Movie.”

“Ninjago,” “The Lego Batman Movie” and “The Lego Movie 2” will hit theaters in the next four years, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara announced during Time Warner’s investors conference Wednesday.

The “Ninjago” movie, scheduled for 2016, is directed by Charlie Bean and produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. (“Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu” is already a successful Cartoon Network TV series.)

The highly anticipated “Lego Batman Movie,” directed by Chris McKay (“Robot Chicken”), is slated for 2017, and “The Lego Movie 2” will debut in 2018.

“By 2020, Lego me will be giving this presentation,” Tsujihara joked.

Tsujihara said Warner Bros. would continue to build the Lego brand across mediums, including video games. TT Games, which was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2007, has published bestselling Lego-branded games including “Lego Batman,” “Lego Star Wars” and “Lego Hobbit,” earning more than $2 billion.

“This year, our Lego properties will generate over $800 million in revenue, and now we have a big movie franchise to build off of,” Tsujihara said.

February’s “The Lego Movie,” directed by “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and “21 Jump Street” filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, earned critical praise and $468 million at the worldwide box office.

Follow these links for Warner Bros. announcements about the DC Entertainment superhero movie lineup and the “Harry Potter” franchise.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+


Tom Whalen's Mondo poster for "The Lego Movie." (Alamo Drafthouse / Mondo)

Tom Whalen’s Mondo poster for “The Lego Movie.” (Alamo Drafthouse / Mondo)

‘Lego Movie’: Will Arnett’s bad boy Batman influence? Christian Bale

Batman gets Lego makeover for ‘Detective Comics’ No. 36 variant cover

‘Lego Batman 3′ will take players back to ’60s Batman

‘Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham’ trailer takes Batman, Superman to space

‘Lego The Hobbit’ video game: Tauriel, Legolas, more

‘Lego Marvel Super Heroes’: Gamescom trailer unveils Galactus


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

E-mail It
Powered by ShareThis