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The Lego Movie’s Ninja-Themed Spinoff Set for 2016

Warner Bros.

Tron: Uprising's Charlie Bean will direct Ninjago, which centers on the toy franchise's ninja characters; a direct The Lego Movie sequel is also in the works

It appears “everything is awesome” for Warner Bros.’ blockbuster movie series about blocks. On Tuesday the studio announced a release date for its The Lego Movie spinoff: September 23, 2016.

Ninjago, which focuses on the toy franchise’s ninja-themed figurines, will be the directorial debut of Charlie Bean, who previously directed the animated series Tron: Uprising, Deadline reports.

The studio previously announced in March that Chris McKay will helm the The Lego Movie 2, which is the direct sequel to The Lego Movie. The original film — which TIME film critic Richard Corliss calledthe funniest, cleverest, most exhaustingly exhilarating animated feature in ages” — grossed $452.4 million worldwide after opening in February.

[Deadline]

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