Fans of The LEGO Batman Movie have been eagerly awaiting news of a sequel since the release of the first film in 2017. While the future of the franchise was uncertain after LEGO ended its partnership with Warner Bros., director Chris McKay recently revealed the plot for the unmade sequel in an interview with Uproxx.
McKay explained: “We had a really fun script with Dan Harmon and Michael Waldron, wrote a really fun kind of Superfriends. The sequel would’ve been a quasi Superfriends movie and the structure was going to be a sort of Godfather II kind of thing with Batman and the Justice League facing a modern-day problem, Lex Luthor and OMAC, while at the same time flashing back to the reasons why Batman and the Justice League—and in particular, Superman—have bad blood.”
He went on to say: “It was going to explore Superman and Batman’s relationship in a very different way than you’ve ever seen it portrayed, including Superman’s alienation from humanity and how hard it is to truly be friends, real friends, for years. It was ultimately going to answer the question: How do you become Super-friends. And there was going to be a crossover with a major franchise that can only happen in a Lego movie.”
It’s clear that the sequel to The LEGO Batman Movie would have been a highly anticipated event for fans of the first film. The idea of exploring the relationship between Batman and Superman in a fresh way and including a crossover with another franchise would have added to the excitement and anticipation surrounding the project.
Unfortunately, the end of the partnership between LEGO and Warner Bros. means that the chances of the sequel being made are slim. However, the fact that McKay and the other writers had such a fleshed-out concept for the film gives fans an idea of what could have been and keeps hope alive for the possibility of a sequel in the future.
In the meantime, fans can continue to enjoy the original LEGO Batman Movie and imagine what might have been in the unmade sequel. McKay’s description of the plot is sure to leave fans longing for more and wishing for the chance to see the story come to life on the big screen.
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