Chris McKay has signed onto direct The Lego Movie 2. The new director served as animation co-director on original The Lego Movie this past winter.

Last month, we reported that the studio was mulling over whether or not to make The Lego Movie 2 or Lego Ninjago first. The studio is still considering plans for a Lego Ninjago movie, but nothing has been set in stone yet. Chris McKay has signed onto direct a straight sequel at this time. We reported last month that this sequel was moving forward with a script by Jared Stern (The Internship) and Michelle Morgan (Nancy Drew), with Warner Bros. setting a May 26, 2017 release date. The Lego Movie has made over $360 million worldwide since its release on February 7.

Original The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are producing the sequel, although no voice cast members have been confirmed yet.

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Chris McKay has previously directed for TV shows such as Robot Chicken, Moral Orel and Titan Maxium.