Warner Bros. have announced that the follow-up to the 2014 animated blockbuster has been pushed back by nearly nine months, to Feb. 8, 2019. After opening with $69 million (on its way to a $469.2 million worldwide total) in February 2014, Warner Bros. didn’t hesitate to give a green-light to The LEGO Movie sequel. But since it was announced, the studio has pushed its release date back twice. It was originally set for a May 26, 2017 release, and then a year later, it was pushed back to May 18, 2018, and now, it will open on February 2, 2019.
Last November, Phil Lord and Chris Miller turned in the official first draft of The LEGO Movie 2. The talented pair wrote and directed the 2014 film, but because they are so in-demand at the moment, they handed the directing duties of the sequel over to Rob Schrab, who is making his feature film directorial debut.
If it’s any consolation, the spinoffs “The LEGO Batman Movie” and “Ninjago” remain on tap for next year.