‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Arriving Ahead of Schedule; ‘Ninjago’ Delayed

Warner Bros. has announced release dates for its slate of animated tentpoles

As Warner Bros. continues to build a strong slate of animated tentpoles, the studio has set release dates for three LEGO features — an untitled LEGO Batman movie will arrive earlier than planned on Feb. 10, 2017; “Ninjago” is still under construction and has been pushed from fall 2016 to Sept. 22, 2017 in the U.S., with international dates to follow; and “The LEGO Movie Sequel” will open one week earlier than originally scheduled on May 18, 2018.

Monday’s announcement was jointly made by Warner Bros. executives Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, president of international distribution.

“We are very excited about dating our upcoming LEGO animated features, which already have a worldwide fan following, built on the foundation of the first film. These three films already in the pipeline are just the beginning of a creative and diverse animation slate that will be delighting audiences for years to come,” said Fellman.

“We are looking forward to expanding the LEGO film franchise globally with these three incredibly imaginative movies, each offering something different to appeal to a broad range of audiences around the world,” said Kwan Vandenberg.

“We are so pleased to continue our creative partnership with Warner Bros. on these upcoming projects. It’s truly amazing to see how the big screen lends another dimension to the rich LEGO world, and offers new ways for fans to be engaged and entertained by these characters,” added Jill Wilfert, VP of liicensing and entertainment at The LEGO Group.