Everything is somewhat not awesome in the first teaser trailer for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. After the defeat of President Business (Will Ferrell) in the last movie, the young boy was forced to let his little sister play make believe with him. As a result, her hiddeously-constructed Duplo figures (also owned by LEGO) announced their plans to invade Bricksburg and destroy its citizens.
The sequel will be picking up in the time after this invasion, where the town has been reduced to a hellish Mad Max post-apocalyptic landscape. Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt) seems to be the only person immune to the End of Times mentality (as well as the "sewer babies"), even when his girlfriend Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) tries to convince him that not everything is awesome.
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Based on the new trailer, it seems as if the franchise will retain all of the heart, humor, and originality we saw in the first installment. Emmet finds himself playing the hero again when Wyldstyle and a bunch of other Master Builders are kidnapped by a never-before-seen invader and taken to the "Systar Sytem," presumably a collection of planets/worlds where the sister's evil toys are waiting to fight the fiercest warriors of the LEGO universe. According to producer Chris McKay, the film will be a "big musical and space action movie."
In addition to Pratt and Banks, Will Arnett (Batman), Nick Offerman (MetalBeard), Alison Brie (Princess Unikitty), Charlie Day (Benny the Spaceman), Channing Tatum (Superman), and Jonah Hill (Green Lantern) all return to voice their original characters. Newcomers include: Tiffany Haddish as Queen Whatevra Wanabi, Stephanie Beatriz as Sweet Mayhem, and Arturo Castro as Ice Cream Cone. You can also probably expect another slew of cameo voices sprinkled throughout the follow-up.
Since Phil Lord and Chris Miller were still attached to Solo: A Star Wars Story at the time of the film's production, they passed on directing responsibilities to animation veteran Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Trolls). After their firing at Lucasfilm Lord and Miller, still serving as producers on the project, returned to help rewrite the script.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will assemble itself into theaters brick-by-brick on February 8, 2019.