Lego Movie 2 to be set four years later and include an existential crisis

Creators of the blocky silver screen sensation toy with us by revealing details of the sequel starring Chris Pratt

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The Lego Movie was the biggest blockbuster of 2014, and now the creators have been dishing about the sequel. Everything is, indeed, awesome.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wrote and directed the original and will return on scripting duties, hint that it will pick up the story of minifigure Emmet (Chris Pratt) four years later, when the kid who owns him has started to put away childish things to become a man.

“Well I don’t want to give you spoilers but we were really interested in what happens to that boy who’s in the meta story in the first movie when he’s four years older,” Miller told Empire. “When he’s an adolescent how does that change his point of view?

But what of the hook handed Emmet himself? After all, he’s been through a lot: becoming a master builder, discovering he’s a toy and meeting his prepubescent god. Even for an easy going yellow guy, it’s a lot to process.

“It nice to have the characters start in a different place from the first movie,” Miller went on. “Emmet, for example, was in an existential crisis of having seen another dimension and was questioning the whole point of his existence.” 

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Somehow we expect the finished movie won’t be as glum as it sounds. Leave that to Lego Batman’s spin-off.