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That isn’t all, in a recent interview with Collider, producers Dan Lin and Chris McKay also revealed the direction the sequel will be taking, this time it aims to tackle gender issues with a view of focusing on how boys and girls play differently. The film will also pick up where the first ended with Duplo appearing to destroy them.
Chris McKay went on to elaborate on the new storyline, whilst showing his admiration for Lord and Miller at the same time.
“The Duplo represents Finn’s sister, Finn being the little boy from the live-action. The Duplo is her. The man upstairs said, “You’ve gotta play with your sister. That’s the thing you’ve gotta promise me. I’ll let you play with my world, but now you’ve gotta let your sister come in and play with your world.” Now, she’s coming in, and that’s the major thing that the movie is about. What’s different and similar about gender, when a boy plays vs. how a girl plays? What kinds of stories are there?
Chris and Phil are super fucking smart and really thoughtful and sensitive writers. The kinds of questions and the interesting ideas that they’re getting into with this movie, it’s going to be like the first LEGO Movie was, where it’s about something else that’s really profound. I’m really excited about where the movie is gonna go because it’s about these things that are actual notions that people have that might even be unconscious biases, where people don’t even realize that that’s the way they’re looking at the world. You can do that in a movie like this, and still have it be a great musical with fun songs, and have action and all of the other crazy things we’re gonna get into with that movie. It’s gonna be a really special movie”
With Troll’s director Mike Mitchell at the helm, The LEGO Movie Sequel is due to be released February 8, 2019.