New Trailer for 'The Lego Movie 2' Promises Out-of-This-World Adventure!

A new trailer shows clear "Star Wars" and space undertones in the forthcoming Lego movie, which opens with a desert vista that looks suspiciously like some of the scenes in "Rogue One" or "The Last Jedi."But here, it's all done Lego style. The movie in question, "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part," opens in theaters Feb. 9, 2019.

The trailer (posted on Warner Brothers Pictures' YouTube) begins with one of the main characters, Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), staring angrily out at the desert from a floating ship. She begins with, "Once everything was awesome ..." before Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt) interrupts her with an offer of coffee. Continuing with her rant, Lucy declares coffee "the bitter liquid that provides the only semblance of pleasure left in these dark times."

Responds Brickowski: "Oh my gosh, did I interrupt you brooding just now?"

General Mayhem is an invader from space in "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part," which hits theaters Feb. 8, 2019. (Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Through a twist of events similar to "The Last Jedi," Lucy and her group of warriors take shelter during a battle until the enemy suddenly whisks her off to space. Brickowski then sets out on a rescue mission, which — borrowing from the venerable "Star Trek" — will "go where no brick has gone before," the trailer promises.

Brickowski needs to dodge asteroids en route to Lucy, and while doing so he quickly gains help from space archaeologist, velociraptor trainer and cowboy Rex Dangervest. It's an unlikely character combination until you realize that Dangervest is also voiced by Chris Pratt. Dangervest spoofs several characters Pratt played in other movies: Peter Quill/Star-Lord from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Owen Grady from the "Jurassic Park" series, and Joshua Faraday from "The Magnificent Seven."

While Brickowski says he doesn't understand Dangervest, the two become fast buddies in the quest to bring home Lucy. But to see how things turn out, you'll have to watch the movie — and keep a sharp eye out for a lot of cameos, including some from Batman and Superman.

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Elizabeth Howell
Staff Writer, Spaceflight

Elizabeth Howell (she/her), Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022 covering diversity, education and gaming as well. She was contributing writer for for 10 years before joining full-time. Elizabeth's reporting includes multiple exclusives with the White House and Office of the Vice-President of the United States, an exclusive conversation with aspiring space tourist (and NSYNC bassist) Lance Bass, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, flying parabolic, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and a Bachelor of History from Canada's Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science at several institutions since 2015; her experience includes developing and teaching an astronomy course at Canada's Algonquin College (with Indigenous content as well) to more than 1,000 students since 2020. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: