Monday, April 15, 2024

LEGO Filmmaker Chris MacKay Discusses Cancelled Superhero Sequel

LEGO filmmaker Chris MacKay has revealed details about the cancelled animated superhero film in an interview with Uproxx.

The sequel to the popular LEGO Batman movie was set to explore the complex relationship between Superman and Batman in a very different way than previously seen.

Here are three key takeaways from the interview:

  • The cancelled ‘Superfriends’ sequel had a fun script written by Dan Harmon and Michael Waldron, with a structure inspired by ‘The Godfather II.’ The Justice League would face off against modern-day villains while also flashing back to the reasons behind Superman and Batman’s bad blood.
  • The film was set to explore Superman’s alienation from humanity and the difficulties of maintaining a long-lasting friendship with Batman. The director hinted at a unique answer to the question of how to become ‘Superfriends.’
  • The ‘Superfriends’ sequel was also going to feature a crossover with a major franchise that could only happen in a LEGO movie.
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