Filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have indicated that the upcoming sequel to “The LEGO Movie” is likely to score more female characters.
This marks a change from the first film which boasted only three female characters, one of them being a cat. In an interview with The BBC, Lord says:
“It’s important to us that the movie plays broadly and that we inspire young women as much as we inspire young men… There’s been a real shortage of [female protagonists] in recent years, and I think that the near future will be very different.
You can feel that the whole movie culture is now starting to wake up to the fact that half the audience are women. Frozen is reflective of that – and I think we are all going to find a great flourishing of women film makers and subject matter in the future.”
Neither would reveal whether the lead character would be female, though that is because they haven’t even really begun writing the follow-up yet beyond a basic outline. Lord says: “You would think there would be be more pieces in place but all we’ve written is ‘Fade In’…”