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See Head-Scratching Feats of Reluctant Heroism in New ‘LEGO Movie 2’ Trailer

Emmet, Lucy and LEGO Batman reunite in all their respective clueless, angsty & self-absorbed zaniness to save their world in long-awaited ‘LEGO Movie’ sequel.

Emmet’s coffee might provide Lucy with the only semblance of pleasure left in her world of bleak despair, but the reluctant Bricksburg hero once again provides all of us with ample amusement in the midst of our not quite as equally bleak despair in the new trailer for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, hitting theatres in 2D and 3D February 8, 2019.

Velociraptors never looked so cuddly, nor a fake five o’clock shadow so shadowy, nor a mysterious character named Rex Dangervest so Chris Pratty, as Emmet, Lucy and LEGO Batman reunite in an all new brick-filled action-packed comedy adventure.  It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge 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 our three heroes and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Plus, we have a heaping helping of new movie character posters! Because everything really, is, despite evidence to the contrary, still awesome!

Reprising their roles from first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO Batman, Charlie Day as Benny, Alison Brie as Unikitty, and Nick Offerman as Metal Beard.  They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone, and by Maya Rudolph.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is directed by Mike Mitchell (Shrek Ever After, Trolls, Sky High) and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, the team behind the LEGO film franchise since The LEGO Movie debuted in 2014, and Jinko Gotoh.  The screenplay is written by Lord and Miller, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

Serving as executive producers are Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone, Matthew Ashton, Chris McKay, Zareh Nalbandian, Ryan Halprin, Will Allegra, and Chris Leahy. Patrick Marc Hanenberger (Rise of the Guardians) is the production designer, and Claire Knight is the editor.  The music is composed by Mark Mothersbaugh (Thor: Ragnorak, The LEGO Movie).  Trisha Gum is the animation director.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group present, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Rideback/Lord Miller/Vertigo Entertainment Production, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

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