It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since audiences were graced with The Lego Movie. The film was so smart, funny, and successful that of course a sequel almost immediately went into the works. We’re still about two years from its release, but star Chris Pratt told us the latest on the project.
We spoke to Pratt about his latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and were too curious not to ask what he could tell us about The Lego Movie Sequel, which opens February 8, 2019.
“I’ve done some work on it but we really haven’t done the bulk of the work yet,” Pratt told io9. “I’m about to get the newest draft of the script and really dive into it in about two weeks. I’ve got my major record in about two weeks.”
Of course, the actor was tight-lipped on what the movie would entail but did offer this hint.
“The first movie is a very difficult movie to create a sequel to because, as all the best movies do, it paints itself into a corner. Especially by tearing down the fourth wall in the final act,” Pratt said. “That’s a major jump, so they’ve got some really awesome ideas on how to deal with that and I can’t wait for people to see it.”
What could that mean? Almost anything, honestly. The most obvious thing would be a film set in both worlds or something more along the lines of Toy Story, where the Legos come through into the real world. Pratt will find out in two weeks. We’ve got two years.
Directed by Mike Mitchell, The Lego Movie Sequel is expected to bring back not just Pratt’s Emmett character, but all the other major characters, including Lego Batman, who recently had some success of his own on the big screen.
As for Pratt, he’s already done filming his parts for Avengers: Infinity War and is currently working on the sequel to Jurassic World. With those films, plus Lego, and then Guardians out next month—if anyone knows about sequels, it’s him.