With the success of the “Lego Movie” in 2014, more and more fans are having great expectations for the 2017 sequel.
Recognizing the popularity of the first film, writer and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will use “Lego Movie 2” as a platform for an inspiring message.
The duo told BBC News that “Lego Movie 2” would stand up against gender imbalance – something deemed rampant in Hollywood.
“It’s important to us that the movie plays broadly and that we inspire young women as much as we inspire young men,” said Lord.
However, Miller did not disclose much details on how the sequel would inspire women: “I don’t want to give spoilers but there will be more female characters and more female stuff.” The directors of “Lego Movie 2” have been reportedly inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” as well as Pixar’s “Brave.” The two films not only featured strong princesses but also nabbed the prestigious Oscars awards in 2013 and 2014.
Lord believes that films like the two are raising awareness that “half the audience” in the film industry are women.
“You can feel that the whole movie culture is now starting to wake up to the fact that half the audience are women.
‘Frozen’ is reflective of that – and I think we are all going to find a great flourishing of women film makers and subject matter in the future,” he said.
His partner Miller also feels the same: “There’s been a real shortage of [female protagonists] in recent years and I think that the near future will be very different.” As of now, there’s no concrete plan yet for the film.
The duo isn’t worried though for they compared the franchise to Lego itself.
“You can take it apart and put it back together in a different shape,” they said.
The “Lego Movie 2” release date is on May 26, 2017.