Critics and audiences went nuts for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The LEGO Movie earlier this year, thanks to hilariously fresh spins on the classic toy property and innovative animation produced by Animal Logic with the help of the LEGO gurus themselves. And Warner Bros. is hoping to pave another road with bricks of gold with two additional films set in the toy-inspired universe, which now have dates set for Memorial Day weekends in 2018 and 2019.
WB previously announced that The LEGO Movie 2, to be directed by Chris McKay with Lord and Miller producing, will come out May 26, 2017. The studio also has scheduled a September 23, 2016 opening for its LEGO Ninjago feature (directed by TV animation veteran Charlie Bean). It’s speculated that the studio’s staked May 24, 2019 is being held in anticipation of a third LEGO installment, while if all goes well a Ninjago sequel will take the 2018 slot.