Warner Bros. announced today that Rob Schrab (Community, The Mindy Project, and Children’s Hospital) will be in the director’s chair for the sequel which is officially titled The LEGO Movie Sequel.
The LEGO Movie co-director Chris McKay was originally set to direct The LEGO Movie sequel. But then McKay, Lord, and Miller wanted to first move forward with a LEGO Batman spinoff movie, which McKay is directing instead. While development is moving on The LEGO Movie Sequel with Lord and Miller penning the screenplay, in a joint statement, the duo said they are quite satisfied with the choice:
“We are so excited to collaborate with Rob. He is a comedy genius, a visual savant, and we have been stalking him for years. No one works harder than Rob, and his aesthetic, combined with his sense of humor, bring a strong, unique, thoughtful, and passionately nerdy voice to this project. People who know him are slapping their foreheads today and saying, ‘Of course!’”
Warner Bros. is currently eyeing a possible 2018 release for the sequel, after Ninjago in 2016 and LEGO Batman in 2017.