The Lego Batman Movie 2 Has Been Scrapped

In a recent interview with Collider, Chris McKay, director of The Lego Movie (2014), The Lego Batman Movie (2017) and more, as well as the upcoming Nightwing movie, has revealed that plans for a The Lego Batman Movie 2 have come to a sad conclusion.

Because Lego has left Warner Brothers and is now over at Universal, there probably won’t be a Lego Batman sequel, unfortunately. I am so sorry to say that but I don’t think they’ll be making a Lego Batman 2

Originally, Warner Brothers owned The Lego Movie and the spin off The Lego Batman Movie. Which is where the problem lies. In 2020 Universal Studios gained the rights to the LEGO franchise in an exclusive deal, however, LEGO-fied WB characters, like Batman and Harry Potter were not part of that deal. Because of this, a second movie may, unfortunately, never happen now.

He Likes To Fight Around

McKay then went on to rub salt in our very fresh wounds by telling us details of what he had planned. From the writers to parts of the plot, we know more about a film that we probably won’t ever get, and that’s just unfair. 

Dan (Harmon) and (Michael) Waldron had done a first draft of the script that was really great. It was truly epic… both from an action standpoint and from a story standpoint. The structure was Godfather Part 2… a story about Batman’s relationship to the Justice League (and Superman) now as well as the formative moments of the Justice League (and Batman’s relationship with Superman) then.

In The Lego Batman Movie, there are several scenes with the Justice League where the Dark Knight is treated like an outsider. Not being invited to a party at Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, he experiences social anxiety with the other heroes, because he refuses to let them become his friends. In the first film he finally starts to accept that he isn’t alone and can let people get close him. In the second film, it seems that he would have finally let his colleagues become his friends:

I would have quadrupled down on making it as much of a real Justice League movie with lots of jokes, cameos, intersecting storylines, references as humanly possible […] It was about how hard it is to change. To commit to change. To stay on the new road you’ve carved for yourself. Especially when maybe you weren’t such a good guy to your friends. Your old friends might not be able to see the new you. They might still live in the past. But as the movie (and Robin) finds out… the past might be more complicated than it seems.

Although this is very sad news, it doesn’t stop The Lego Batman Movie from being the masterpiece that it is. It will also, most likely be binge-watched by everyone to fill the void of what we’ve now missed out on. I know I’ll be watching again after this.

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