‘The LEGO Movie’ Sequel To Bring In More Strong Female Characters

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When The LEGO Movie was released in February, audiences immediately fell in love with the stop-motion animated picture. There was just one major aspect that bothered LEGO Movie sequel director Chris McKay: the amount of female heroes in the fold. While the core cast of the film included Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle) and Alison Brie (Unikitty), the bulk of the main characters were male. In a recent interview with MailOnline, the director expressed his intent to include more strong female characters in the upcoming sequel.

“We have a lot of producers that were female who had concerns and we were always constantly saying to ourselves: ‘Are we just a bunch of white guys sitting here making this movie from our own myopic point of view?’” McKay said. “We were constantly responding to that question and that helped us make Wyldstyle a better character and Unikitty a more interesting character. I think it’s forcing us to look at how we make a sequel and turn that into something that’s more powerful and special.”

McKay also notes that The LEGO Movie more than likely wouldn’t pass the Bechdel test, a major topic in terms of gender equality in fiction. When The LEGO Movie sequel releases in 2017, it’s likely we’ll see a lot more female Lego characters at the front lines alongside Wyldstyle and Unikitty.

The LEGO Movie sequel is set for release May 26, 2017.

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Comments

  • coalminds

    Good lord people complain about everything. Lego diversity? When the sequel is made and there’s more females they’ll complain that the females didn’t have a movie to themselves.

  • Tophman

    Tell me about it. What about Asians or Mid-Easterners? Sometimes folks take things too far (or read too much into things) .

    This is a fun movie for the whole family to enjoy. Take it as it is (not that there’s anything wrong with strong female characters & the LEGO Movie already has one in prominence in Wyldstyle). -end of rant.

  • Goshdarnit

    Can someone finally tell me what ‘strong’ actually means? Moral strength? Determination? They can bench-press 300 pounds? Did anyone complain that there weren’t any ‘strong’ male characters in the Lego Movie? Of course not, because they were imperfect (and sometimes moronic), and therefore entertaining…

  • Annoyed Woman

    Only men…you don’t seem to understand that girls want representation and if it’s a fucking family movie that means little girls wants to see women that are taking part in the adventures. You sound fucking privileged, but all men are when compared to women.

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  • Goshdarnit

    I’m not saying there shouldn’t be more female characters – the more the merrier. Just that I’m somewhat bored by the idea that they must always be without flaws. Or know Kung Fu. Saying that, the reason why Frozen was entertaining was that the main character was forthright, determined etc., but she was also a bit of a ditz.