It’s becoming quite difficult to resist the urge to make an “Everything Is Awesome” joke as Variety reports that Warner Bros. has hired Community’s Rob Schrab to direct the hotly anticipated sequel to The Lego Movie. This will be Schrab’s feature-film directing debut; he previously directed episodes not only of our beloved Community, but also The Sarah Silverman Program, Childrens Hospital, Parks And Recreation, The Mindy Project, and more. He also wrote the animated feature Monster House in 2006.
“We are so excited to collaborate with Rob. He is a comedy genius, a visual savant, and we have been stalking him for years. No one works harder than Rob, and his aesthetic, combined with his sense of humor, bring a strong, unique, thoughtful, and passionately nerdy voice to this project,” The Lego Movie co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller say. Lord and Miller will produce as well as write the sequel.
Chris McKay, who served as animation director on the first Lego Movie, was previously set to direct the sequel. Whether he and Schrab will co-direct the film, or if McKay is out and Schrab is in, is still unknown. What is known is that the Lego Movie sequel will hit theaters on May 26, 2017.