Last year’s The LEGO Movie was one of the best films of 2014, and there’s quite a bit of enthusiasm surrounding its sequel: the rather blatantly titled, The LEGO Movie Sequel. LEGO Movie co–writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have returned to write the sequel’s script, but won’t be directing, instead handing those duties over to Rob Schrab.
Schrab is probably best known for his work on Community, where he directed several episodes of the comedy series, including the animated episode, “G.I. Jeff.” A frequent collaborator with Community creator Dan Harmon (they wrote the animated film Monster House together), Schrab is also a recurring (and often delightful) guest on Harmon’s weekly podcast, Harmontown. During this week’s episode, the LEGO Movie Sequel director had a bit of scoop: Warner Bros. is in talks for deal that would allow a certain BBC-owned character to appear in the sequel.
That’s right, Doctor Who – or The Doctor, rather – could appear in The LEGO Movie Sequel. Schrab didn’t elaborate further, so it’s hard to guess how sizable of a role The LEGO Movie Sequel would have for The Doctor. Or which Doctor would appear, for that matter. Perhaps all of them? It would be an easy enough trick to pull off being that the film is animated and all the players are LEGO.
The film’s release is still far enough away that almost anything is possible, but with WB only now starting talks with the BBC, it’s probably a safe bet the whole film’s plot doesn’t hinge on The (LEGO) Doctor appearing. Also, it’s interesting to note that an appearance from The Doctor in The LEGO Movie Sequel would mark The Doctor’s first feature film since the 1960s Peter Cushing films (which aren’t canonical, but then this movie likely won’t be either).
Doctor Who only recently joined the LEGO family, appearing along with the TARDIS and K-9 in the video game, LEGO Dimensions. And while the only available LEGO figure and playable character for the Doctor Who story level is the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, all of The Doctor’s previous regenerations are accessible once in the game’s Adventure or open world mode. So it isn’t as if the character models for each Doctor aren’t already available.
But what sort of a role do you imagine The Doctor could have in The LEGO Movie Sequel? Is a small cameo most likely? Or could this be a sizable role on par with Batman in The LEGO Movie? Tell us what you’d like to see in the comments below!
LEGO Batman opens in U.S. theaters on February 10th, 2017, followed by Ninjago on September 22nd, 2017, The LEGO Movie Sequel on May 18th, 2018, and (most likely) Billion Brick Race on May 24th, 2019.
Source: Rob Schrab