The directors and writers of The Lego Movie, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, are dropping a few more hints on the film’s much-anticipated sequel—which they say will feature more female characters.
The blockbuster hit centered on male protagonist Emmet (Chris Pratt), and featured the co-female protagonist as Emmet’s free-spirited love interest, Wyldestyle (Elizabeth Banks). The Dissolve points out that the film ends on the revelation that the Lego world is the imaginings of the young boy Finn—who also happened to have a little sister, which may clue into the next film’s perspective. In an interview with BBC, Lord said, “It’s important to us that the movie plays broadly and that we inspire young women as much as we inspire young men.”
The duo, who are writing and producing the sequel in this go-around, said to expect more “female stuff” in the sequel.
“I don’t want to give spoilers but there will be more female characters and more female stuff,” Miller told the BBC.
While the sequel is slated for release in 2018, Lord also emphasized the wild success of Frozen as the impetus for the shifting culture towards more female-centric films.
“You can feel that the whole movie culture is now starting to wake up to the fact that half the audience are women,” Lord said. “Frozen is reflective of that—and I think we are all going to find a great flourishing of women filmmakers and subject matter in the future.”