Director Chris McKay was planning an epic follow-up to the fan-favorite The LEGO Batman Movie. How epic? So much so that he described it as “Boogie Nights-esque.”
In a recent interview with Collider’s Steve Weintraub, McKay took time from promoting his sci-fi action film The Tomorrow War to dive into what he planned for The LEGO Batman Movie 2 – although he began by explaining why we won’t be seeing a sequel to his beloved first film.
“Because LEGO has left Warner Brothers and is now over at Universal, there probably won’t be a LEGO Batman sequel, unfortunately,” says McKay. “I am so sorry to say that, but I don’t think they’ll be making a LEGO Batman 2.”
Sadly, McKay seemed to have some major ideas for this new film, and he planned to bring some all-star writers aboard including Rick & Morty and Community’s Dan Harmon and Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Michael Waldon:
“Dan (Harmon) and (Michael) Waldron had done a first draft of the script that was really great,” express McKay. “It was truly epic… both from an action standpoint and from a story standpoint. The structure was The Godfather Part II… a story about Batman’s relationship to the Justice League (and Superman) now as well as the formative moments of the Justice League (and Batman’s relationship with Superman) then.”