BURBANK, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed the release dates for three of its upcoming LEGO animated features.
The announcement was made Monday by Dan Fellman, the studio's president of domestic distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, its president of international distribution.
The next LEGO film to open will be the as-yet-untitled LEGO Batman feature, which is coming to theaters earlier than planned, with the global launch starting domestically on Feb. 10, 2017. Ninjago, which had been slated for release in Fall 2016, won't be ready by then and is being pushed back to Sept. 22, 2017 domestically, with international dates to follow.
The LEGO Movie Sequel, the followup to the smash hit The LEGO Movie, is opening one week earlier than originally slated, now being released domestically on May 18, 2018, beginning its worldwide release.
"We are very excited about dating our upcoming LEGO animated features, which already have a worldwide fan following, built on the foundation of the first film. These three films already in the pipeline are just the beginning of a creative and diverse animation slate that will be delighting audiences for years to come," Fellman said in a statement.
"We are looking forward to expanding the LEGO film franchise globally with these three incredibly imaginative movies, each offering something different to appeal to a broad range of audiences around the world," Kwan Vandenberg added.