Chaos reigns in the latest trailer for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. Like, even more so than usual. Everything is notably not awesome.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
(though, if we’re being nitpicky, technically the film is the fourth in its franchise, following The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie) picks up five years after the Taco Tuesday attacks on Bricksburg at the conclusion of the first film. The LEGO city has declined into a desert wasteland, as Lucy (voiced by Elizabeth Banks) delivers a very Mad Max-esque monologue on the city’s descent into chaos (since, as we all know, kiddos are big fans of Mel Gibson’s original post-apocalyptic franchise).
“This new life has toughened and hardened us all,” says Lucy. “Well, toughened most of us.” Cut to Chris Pratt’s Emmet, strolling through said post-apocalyptic landscape to a song titled “Tween Dream Remix,” which promises to be just as delightfully obnoxious as “Everything Is Awesome,” the official theme to unflinching conformity in The LEGO Movie.
Now, Emmet and Lucy are faced with a new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders, the only things that are worse to step on than a normal LEGO. To defeat these space invaders and end the havoc they’re wreaking, Emmet, Lucy and Batman (voiced by the hilariously angsty Will Arnett) have to travel throughout the worlds of the LEGO universe, including one where everything exists in a musical, to prove their Master Builder skills. Nick Offerman and Alison Brie will also reprise their roles.
Mike Mitchell (Trolls, Sky High) is directing the sequel for Warner Bros. Pictures. Newcomers to the cast include Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, Night School), Arturo Castro (Broad City) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). From the trailer, it looks like Beatriz may play a new villain, and with possible good reason; the actress has a prominent scar on one eyebrow from tripping on (you guessed it) a LEGO as a child.
Read our review of the first LEGO movie here and watch the trailer for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part below. The film hits theaters Feb. 8, 2019, no assembly required.