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Monday, November 17, 2014

Lord And Miller Discuss 'Lego Batman' And Other Lego Movie Spin-Offs

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the de rigueur of big screen comedy right now, having notched huge hits with this year's The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street. They've also been rumored for many other properties since, including the Ghostbusters relaunch (which eventually went to Paul Feig).

On tap they have a sequel to The Lego Movie coming, as well as spin-offs including Ninjago and Lego Batman. They recently spoke briefly with Empire about these topics and the possibility of a 23 Jump Street:

On the Lego Movie Batman spin-off:
Miller: "Rest assured that every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged. There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there. There are 40 versions of his origin story alone.

On the idea of Lego Movie spin-offs generally:
Miller: "The thing is about these movies is that each of them have their own tone and their own voice. We’re doing this Ninjago one with Charlie Bean, we’re working on the Batman one, and each one of them feels like its own movie, but obviously they all exist in the universe that the Lego movie existed in, and so finding that balance has been part of the trick."
Lord: "It’s like we started with The Avengers and now we’re going to spin off and explore the different worlds, then come back." 

On the idea of a 23 Jump Street:
Miller: "It’s quite possible. We’ve been developing something with Rodney Rothman, who was one of the writers on 22 Jump Street, who’s written a script, and it’s yet crazier. Completely different. Who knows if it’ll all come together or how."
Lord: "All set in the Lego universe. Fully animated."
Miller: "It’s as crazy an idea as that."
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