The Lego Movie 3: Franchise In Trouble, Here’s Why
With the second Lego Movie release in 2019, it was originally planned for The Lego Movie 3 to be released somewhere in 2021. But if you’re not living under a rock, you must’ve known about the ongoing corona pandemic disrupting every corner of the world. The first Lego movie released was well-received when it released in 2014. Because it was made by partnering up with Warner Bros. Studios, it cast that sick Batman Lego character we all know and love.
The two movies were received well by the kids and were apparently liked by adults too. But the thing we loved it mostly for was the nostalgia it brought us in. It brought back the child in all of us as we had grown up playing with the Legos. Although the second movie didn’t meet the first set forth, it was still good enough to rekindle the child in us.
The Lego Movies: A Preview
In the universe of Lego, all characters are portrayed as Lego Men and Women. With their cylindrical hooks instead of palms and fingers and those Lego bodies, all characters had almost the same shape. They were differentiated based on their different types of clothing and such. The first and the more famous of the two movies showed how “Kragle,” the superweapon, can destroy the Lego World.
Our hero of the story, Emmet Brickowski, stumbled upon the lost “Piece of Resistance” in his construction area. Upon the touch of that piece, Emmet visions about Kragle and learns all about it. With the aid of the old wizard Vitruvius and Lucy, also known as Wyldstyle, he is confirmed to be chosen to be the One. As the prophecy foretold, the One will be the one who will save the world from Business’ plans. Emmet wakes up in the custody of Bad Cops but is saved by none other than our cutest Lego Batman.
How they save the day?
Emmet, Lucy, and Vitruvius then plan to disarm the Kragle in Business’ headquarters. As their plan was almost complete, Lord Business captures everyone and kills Vitruvius. He then straps a bomb to Emmet and holds them prisoners in his Headquarters. He then arms the bomb setting his own HQ under self-destruct sequence, and leaves everyone to die. Emmet jumps off the cliff with the bomb to save Master Builders and Lucy. Inspired by Emmet’s sacrifice, Lucy rallies everyone to use their creativity and fights off Business’ forces.
While Lucy wins over Business, Emmet finds himself in the Real World and sees the events being played by a boy, Finn, as his Lego set in his basement. Emmet then grabs Finn’s attention, which places him back in the set, and Emmet goes on to save everyone’s day.
Shortly after Emmet destroyed Duplo, aliens arrived, and this was shown as the end of the first movie. The sequel picked her up as five years later Finn, the human, rebuilds Bricksburg as Apocalypseburg. In this movie that was released in 2019, Finn rebuilt a torn city invaded by the aliens, the Duplo. The aliens have invaded several of Emmet’s friends. General Sweet Mayhem, a mini-doll, comes and abducts Emmet’s closest remaining friends. And she takes them to the empress of the aliens, Queen Wa’Nabi. Wa’Nabi brainwashes Emmet’s friend and gets Batman to marry her. Yeah, it was weird.
Later, at the wedding, Emmet arrives, and with Lucy, he sabotages the event only to be stopped by Sweet Mayhem. She insists that all this is for the Lego people’s betterment as this will prevent the oncoming Armageddon. Wa’Nabi instead reveals her true form and lets everyone know that marriage is the Armageddon. Emmet is then knocked into the real world dryer by his own friend Rex.
The Armageddon and The Sweet Ending
Finn’s mother is fed up with him and his sister fighting in the real world and asks them to keep the toys in the storage bin. This is, as recognized by our Lucy as the Armageddon (our mama gets in). And both Lego and Duplo figures are put in Storage Bin.
As time passes and Lego and Duplo figures realize how wrong they both were to fight each other, Finn reconciles with his sister. This move of Finn’s inspires the figures, and Lucy helps everyone escape the storage bin. And they help Wa’Nabi rebuild their world. As the kids play, the happy mother watches over them. The world is rebuilt as a mix of Apocalypseburg and Systar System and is now called Sypsocalystar. The sequel ends with Emmet and Lucy happy together.
Future of The Lego Movie 3?
With the first movie’s release back in 2014, The Lego Movie franchise had something going for it as it was received quite well. It later released two movies that were not direct sequels but rather were a kind of side story. There was The Lego Ninjago Movie and The Lego Batman movie. Both of them were released in 2017, with the Batman one being obviously the more famous of the two after the two spinoffs was the sequel to the original Lego movie released in 2019.
Though there was arguably most work put into the sequel, it was underwhelming to the audience. The whole notion of Duplo characters wasn’t digested well by the Lego lover in all of it. Hence it managed to gain a net box office collection of almost only half as the first movie. And with the underperformance of the sequel, did the demise of the Lego Franchise begin.
Will The Lego Movie 3 Ever be released?
After the second Lego Movie release, it was made apparent that Warner Bros. will not like to continue production with Lego Corporation to make more movies. And its rights are now bought by Universal Studios. This sadly means that The Lego Movie 3 will never be made. And neither can we now hope to see the sequel to the Lego Batman movie.
As the rights of all the famous DC characters, including Batman and other new characters, lie with Warner Bros. The Lego Movie 3 and Lego Batman 2 could never be made under Universal studios. While this may be saddening, but it also might mean a new beginning for the Lego Franchise.
Characters we expected in The Lego Movie 3
With the shutdown of the popular franchise, we won’t see our favorite characters in action anymore. Some of them include-
Voiced by Will Arnett, the Lego version of Batman was the coolest of all. This character tried to be as serious as the one shown in the DC Universe and the Batman Trilogy. But was unable to do so as, by nature, the other Lego characters and his surrounding always tended to be light and joyful. Being featured in all of the four Lego Movies, he sure will be dearly missed.
This character was voiced by none other than Chris Pratt himself and was the original Lego Movie’s main character and its sequel. Although the character started as an everyday construction worker, he soon was prophesied to be the Legos’ savior. He not only saved the Lego world by Business but also from the aliens from the Duplo lineup.
Lucy or Wyldstyle
This lead female character in the main series was voiced by Elizabeth Banks and was one of the Master Builders herself. Before becoming Emmet’s girlfriend, she showed the most courage compared to the rest of the builders. She also was the most daring of all the characters and didn’t allow anything to stand in her way of saving Lego Land.
In the first movie, the villain was Lord Business and was voiced by Will Ferrell. As his name suggests, he wanted just business and even was keen on destroying the Lego World using The Kragle. The sequel starred Tiffany Haddish voicing the character of Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi, the empress of Systar System.
Although her name was a pun on the phrase “whatever I want to be,” she was someone to be reckoned with. And even so, she was shown as the destroyer of Apocalypseburg; she later turned out to be good.
Lego version of the DC characters
Oh, how badly will we miss the DC cast in Lego universe! Ranging from our lovely batman villain Joker, this franchise brought all of the famous DC heroes as well. Including, but not limited to, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Batgirl, and Robin were there, especially in the Batman series. But as sad as it is, all DC characters’ rights belong to Warner Bros, and it won’t be possible to see them in future Lego movies made by universal series.
Possible Future Lego Movies
While it would have been miles better if, instead of Universal, Disney‘s giant monopoly studio had bought the Lego Movie Franchise. Still, since that’s not the case, we won’t be seeing Marvel characters adapted into Lego Movies. Still, it would’ve been way cooler if we could see Lego versions of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hulk.
Despite these aforementioned facts, Universal still has some already released movies, and here are the possible future Lego Movies you can look forward to. If what we hear from some unofficial sources is true, they might start releasing Lego Movies as early as 2021. Unless there is another family shown with similar Lego set with different characters, you can look out for the following possible movies in the future
Lego Fast & Furious
Now that Universal holds the rights to the characters in the Fast and Furious franchise, this may very well be possible. Though this seems unlikely, it is completely possible, and we will surely love to see Vin Diesel and The Rock in Lego form. We also would really sigh up to see Paul Walker immortalized in a Lego character as well.
Seeing that Chris Pratt had already voiced the main protagonist, Emmet Brickowski, it might be possible to see him returning in the Lego version of Jurassic Park in the earlier movies. It would be really awesome to see the Lego version of the dinosaurs as well on the big screen. Although this is just speculation now, this looks entirely possible to be made somewhere in the distant future.
Universe also owns the franchise of Harry Potter movies that we grew up watching. Not only that, but it also has the ownership of The Fantastic Beasts as well, but that is too farfetched and doesn’t seem worthy enough to make a Lego adaption just yet. Still, Lego Harry Potter fighting Lego Voldemort using mini wands and numerous spells? Sign us up for that.
Nintendo Lego Movies
Universal has recently bought the rights to Nintendo characters. And it is in the works to make animated movies out of them and releasing as soon as 2022. It may be possible to create an alternate version of those as Lego Adaptation.