The Lego Movie sequel officially has its director.
Warner Bros. has announced that Rob Schrab, known as a writer and director on Community, Children’s Hospital, and The Mindy Project, will be taking on directing duties for the highly anticipated sequel.
WB also announced The Lego Movie sequel’s imaginative title: The Lego Movie Sequel.
The Lego Movie‘s co-editor and animation co-director Chris McKay was originally set to direct the sequel, but moved on to direct the upcoming Lego Batman spinoff film instead.
Lord and Miller, in a joint statement, proclaimed their happiness at having Schrab on board as director.
“We are so excited to collaborate with Rob. He is a comedy genius, a visual savant, and we have been stalking him for years,” they said.
“No one works harder than Rob, and his aesthetic, combined with his sense of humor, bring a strong, unique, thoughtful, and passionately nerdy voice to this project. People who know him are slapping their foreheads today and saying, ‘Of course!’”
Get ready for a lot of (hopefully) awesome big-screen Lego action in the coming years. Lego spinoff Ninjago has been set up for U.S. release on September 23, 2016, The Lego Batman Movie will hit the States on February 10, 2017, and The Lego Movie Sequel is expected to hit U.S. cinemas sometime in 2018.