‘The Lego Movie’ sequel: Warner Bros. confirms official title, director

The sequel to last year's surprise smash is set for release in 2018

Rob Schrab will direct the sequel to The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. has announced.

Schrab, best known for his TV work directing episodes of US sitcoms Community and The Mindy Project, will take over the director’s chair from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the duo who co-directed last year’s The Lego Movie.

Warner Bros. has also announced the follow-up film’s official title: simply The Lego Movie Sequel. Lord and Miller will serve as producers on the second film and are also co-writing its script. Plot details are currently being kept under wraps.

Warner Bros. creative president Greg Silverman said in a statement: “The Lego Movie captivated critics and audiences on a global scale with its irresistible blend of humour, imagination and fun. Warner Bros. is excited to build our relationship with The Lego Group with this new adventure, and we join them in welcoming the multi-talented Rob Schrab to the Lego family as he takes the helm of The Lego Movie Sequel.”

The Lego Movie Sequel is set for release in 2018 and will be the third Lego-based film from Warner Bros. in as many years. A ninja-themed spin-off named Ninjago is due next year (2016), followed by a Lego Batman film in 2017 with Will Arnett reprising his voice role from The Lego Movie.

Released last year (2014), The Lego Movie was a surprise smash for Warner Bros., raking in over $468 million (£301 million) at the box office worldwide. Tegan and Sara performed their hit song from the film, ‘Everything Is Awesome!!!’, at the Academy Awards on Sunday night (February 22).