Building toy brand LEGO appeals to a wide range, from young kids to adults– something that proved to be the focus of the wildly successful ‘LEGO Movie’. And LEGO continues to build its audience by offering a sets including original concepts as well as those licensed from popular properties like ‘Star Wars’, ‘Scooby Doo’ and both ‘DC’ AND ‘Marvel Super Heroes’. With the new interactive ‘LEGO Dimensions’ console video game, never-before produced brands have joined the LEGO lineup, including ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Back To The Future’ and ‘Doctor Who’ with the latter due to receive regular LEGO toys soon. (Originally, plans were for them to be in stores for Christmas, but… well, it’s almost Christmas and they haven’t appeared so…)
Now comes word that ‘Doctor Who’ the ultra successful BBC sci fi series, may crossover into the cinematic sequel to ‘The LEGO Movie’! Director Rob Schrab appeared on the Harmontown Podcast and teased that Warner Brothers was in negotiations with the BBC to work The Doctor into the highly anticipated sequel, which sadly won’t be out until 2018. (‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ will arrive first, in 2017. Still WAY too far off, if you ask me!)
The first ‘LEGO Movie’ featured Batman as a major character as well as the likes of the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ (who were featured in a hilarious deleted scene featuring Turtle Michaelangelo and famous artist Michelangelo) and even Han Solo and Chewbacca. The first movie depicted the lead characters, including everybrick Emmett (voiced by Chris Pratt) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) leaping through different LEGO “dimensions” (in a manner of speaking), which is essentially the premise of ‘Doctor Who’. Could the Time Lord prove to be a valuable ally to the Minifigure gang?
In ‘LEGO Dimensions,’ Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez provided the voices for the ‘Doctor Who’ characters, The Doctor, Clara and The Mistress (or Missy for short), respectively. Clara/Coleman is leaving the show this season, but since ‘The LEGO Movie’ is clearly its own continuity (can you imagine the comic book or movie Batman acting like Will Arnett’s cocky showboat? Wait a minute, that would be AWESOME!), it’s not unrealistic to think of all three of these characters and maybe more popping up in the new animated sequel. (Of course, there may be an all new Doctor by that point.)
Would you like to see ‘Doctor Who’ on the big screen in Minifigure form?
With or without The Doctor, ‘The LEGO Movie 2’ assembles in theaters on May 18, 2018.