A new Lego movie is set to expand the Lego universe next year, adding to The Lego Batman Movie starring Will Arnett and the upcoming sequel to The Lego Movie.
The Lego Ninjago Movie has all-new characters of a group of young ninjas, though they won’t be new to anyone familiar with the Ninjago line of toys, video games and spin-off TV series:
AV Club is reporting that a host of comedy stars have been lined up to play them, with Dave Franco (The Lego Movie) playing Lloyd, Michael Peña (The Martian) as Kai, Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) as Nya, Fred Armisen (Portlandia) as Cole, and Silicon Valley‘s Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods as Jay and Zane, respectively.
And where would a troupe of planet saviors be without a wise leader? Step forward Jackie Chan, who’s set to play leader Master Wu.
As in the TV show, our crack team of heroes will be fending off a hoard of enemies to safeguard their island home of Ninjago—though the synopsis suggests the cast’s undoubted comedy skills will also be in demand. By night, they are “gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.”
The Lego Batman Movie will hit theaters first with a release date of February 2017, followed by The Lego Ninjago Movie (September 2017) and The Lego Movie 2 (September 2019).Read More