Aw. I was ready to do a DC Vs Marvel article. Exclusive: Lord and Miller on Marvel Super Heroes in the LEGO Movie Sequel
Now, DC's competition Marvel Comics also has a relationship with LEGO, both from their playsets and figures but also from the Marvel LEGO Super Heroes video game, and anyone who has had fun playing that game may have wondered why we didn't see any of those characters in The LEGO Movie.
Obviously, Marvel doesn't need the added promotion of having characters from their comics and movies appearing in The Untitled LEGO Movie Sequel (or whatever it ends up being called… probably "The Rise of Something"…), but let's face it: fans of LEGO and the Marvel characters would absolutely flip out if they could make that happen, since it may be the closest we see to the characters from the different comic universes interacting.
While Lord and Miller are still probably early in developing the script for the sequel, we figured it wouldn't hurt to ask if there's been any communication between them and Marvel about bringing some of those characters into the LEGO movie world. And that's exactly what we did when we sat down with the duo at the junket for their comedy sequel 22 Jump Street.
Phil Lord: "Marvel seems to be doing fine on their own."
Chris Miller: "They don't need LEGO to make their movies successful."
Phil: "It's really hard to convince a company, especially business affairs, to do something, because it would be cool or fun. It takes a lot of effort."
Chris: "And then (in) ‘The LEGO Movie," definitely, there were a lot of behind the scenes legal and business affairs wrangling to get a lot of the stuff we had in that one."
Phil: "We hope so. Hopefully it will be like another Roger Rabbit situation where, ‘Of course, we'd love to be a part of this,' but who knows?"
So... does that mean DC is NOT doing fine on their own?