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Universal to develop five years’ worth of LEGO movies…

April 25th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Well, it looks like everything is awesome… for Universal.

Yes, Universal has signed a five-year with The LEGO Group meaning they can now begin developing theatrical releases of movies based around the iconic toy brand and all the wonderful worlds that encompasses.

“The deal was spearheaded by Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and Jill Wilfert, Head of Entertainment of the LEGO Group.”

Last year Universal won the license after Warner Bros missed a deadline to have a new movie up for release and the rights were up for grabs and, well, the rest is history.

There’s no debating that Warners’ LEGO movies were a massive success and, even better, really good so there will be pressure on Universal to keep up that level of quality moving forward, but with Universal have a slew of fresh IPs, it just means that LEGO fans will see characters appear that perhaps would have been off the table before.

I mean, be honest, doesn’t a Universal Monsters LEGO movie sound great? Although, knowing that we’ll likely never see Emmet, Wildstyle and the gang again is a bit of a downer, truth be told.

Anyway… what do you all think? Can Universal step up and deliver? Let us know your thoughts, gang…

LEGO Group’s Wilfert will serve as producer on all LEGO projects developed and released by Universal and had this to say: “Universal’s commitment to unique storytelling from diverse voices makes the Studio the perfect partner as the LEGO Group enters this new phase of filmmaking.

“The entire Universal team bring a sense of wonder and imagination we share, and we can’t wait to execute on our shared vision.”

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….