It’s been a busy day of announcements for Warner Brothers. They scheduled release dates for ten DC Comics movies all the way through 2020, not to mention two unnamed would-be blockbusters, which many out there believe to be sequels to Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. And now we have a few more: according to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has set two untitled animated films for May 25, 2018, and May 24, 2019, hoping to own each year’s respective Memorial Day weekend. Insiders are suggesting these movies are going to be even more follow-ups to this year’s super successful The Lego Movie, which grossed $468 million worldwide at the beginning of this year. The Lego Movie 2 already has a May 26, 2017 release date, so these two dates are likely for Lego 3 and maybe even part 4, although it is possible that the Lego Ninjago spin-off could claim the 2018 date.
The Lego Movie was one of the first financially successful animated films to be released from Warners Bros., who have never had a much luck when it comes to their animated movie output (despite producing some genius movies like The Iron Giant). The film, which only cost $60 million to produce, was extremely profitable, so it’s no surprise that they want to make this one of their staple franchises for the rest of the decade. The first movie featured the voices of some talented A-listers, including Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. It isn’t known if all of these actors are coming back for sequels, but I imagine we’ll start learning more about both of these sequels very, very soon.