It seems a second LEGO Batman Movie was indeed in the works, but thanks to a change in rights, we’ll never get to see it.
Chris McKay, who directed The LEGO Batman Movie, is out publicizing his upcoming sci-fi film, The Tomorrow War. While he has moved on to other projects, it’s only natural for reporters to ask him about whatever happened to a sequel.
As one would suspect, when the rights to various LEGO properties moved from Warner Bros. to Universal, it damaged any chance of a sequel. There was, however, a script in the works for the follow-up from Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty, Community) and Michael Waldron (Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness). McKay described it as partially The Godfather Part II and Boogie Nights.
“It was a story about the Justice League and where Batman was in terms of the Justice League now, and the struggles they were going through, as well as flashing back to how the Justice League came together,” McKay told ScreenCrush. “[It also featured] Batman and Superman’s relationship, as well as Batman’s relationship to a lot of the other members of the Justice League. And Robin, obviously, there was a really great part for Robin.”
McKay added, “I wish there was a way for us to go do that movie because that would have been a lot of fun.” He also went on to say the draft of the script was “really great.”
It seems unlikely we’ll ever get to see another LEGO Batman movie due to the rights, but in this new world of constantly changing media ownership, never say never.
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