Following their battle with Lord Business in The LEGO Movie, everything is not-so-awesome for the former residents of Bricksburg. In The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Emmet, Lucy & Co. now find themselves living in the Mad Max-esque landscape known as Apocalypseburg. In fact, Lucy (voiced by Elizabeth Banks) can’t stop brooding about how tough it is to live in their new town. (Well, it is called Apocalypseburg.)
The residents of Apocalypseburg need to get into the holiday spirit and be reminded that everything is (still) awesome. So, in Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short, Emmet (Chris Pratt) executes a plan to throw (in his words) “the most tinsel-tastic holiday party Apocalypseburg has ever seen.” Heck, it appears that even Batman (Will Arnett) is getting into the festive spirit in spite of himself.
Check out the charming short film/extended trailer for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of the first film in a new adventure to save their beloved city. Five years after the battle for Bricksburg that occurred in the first film, the residents of Apocalypseburg now face a new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman, and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a galaxy where everything is a musical (which sounds either awesome or relentlessly nightmarish).
The LEGO Movie sequel also features the voices of Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie “SPACESHIP!” Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Maya Rudolph, and Arturo Castro.
Although the directors of the first film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are still on board as producers and co-writers, Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) and Trisha Gum (The LEGO Batman Movie) have taken over directorial duties for the sequel. In addition to Messrs. Lord and Miller, the sequel was written by Michelle Morgan (Middle of Nowhere), Dominic Russo (Workaholics), Matthew Fogel (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs), and Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman).
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part opens in theatres Feb. 8.