The future of LEGO movies will be affected by a new deal between Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Peacock, as the streaming rights have been sold.
Universal has agreed that all future films from the mass media company will stream exclusively on the Peacock platform. The deal was announced to include every film coming from the company, a banner that future LEGO movies now fall under.
“Since launching Peacock just one year ago, we have seen incredible viewership of movies and continue to expand our catalogue with a range of films for every fan and occasion,” said Matt Strauss, Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer and International, NBCUniversal.
“Universal Filmed Entertainment Group has been a fantastic partner and we are excited to not only bring their amazing slate of blockbuster films and beloved franchises to Peacock in the first-pay window but also provide a steady stream of fresh, original films exclusively for Peacock customers throughout the year.”
Peacock is currently available exclusively in the US, meaning this should only affect viewers in the region. Universal may make deals with other streaming services outside of the US, but Peacock could otherwise be planning a worldwide launch so that this affects other countries too.
The films will still be arriving on the silver screen as the agreement states that they will arrive on the platform no later than four months after their theatrical debut. This follows the news that the company is discussing different versions of LEGO movies, including a teased Fast and Furious spin-off.
We’re still waiting for an official announcement on what the future of the LEGO Group and Universal could hold, but the partnership has managed to produce an animated LEGO Minions video recently at the very least.