The release date for The Lego Movie sequel has been pushed back nine months to February 2019.

No reason has been given by Warner Brothers for the delay, BBC reports.


The original movie, based on the famous toy bricks, was a surprise box office hit in 2014.


It made more than $468m (£294m) worldwide and a sequel was soon announced with a release date of May 2018.


The next Lego film to open will be the Lego Batman film, which is scheduled to open in February 2017.


It will be followed by Ninjago, which is based on the Lego ninja characters, in September 2017.


When the line up of three Lego films was announced in 2015, Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution at Warner Brothers, said the three films were "just the beginning of a creative and diverse animation slate that will be delighting audiences for years to come."


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