Thursday, February 7, 2019

BELOVED SIDEKICKS BENNY, METALBEARD RETURN IN “THE LEGO MOVIE 2”


Two of the best sidekicks to take on any journey in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The LEGO Movie 2” would be MetalBeard and Benny, played by returning stars Nick Offerman and Charlie Day.  Though they’re as different as a galleon to a rocket ship, the bottom line is, these guys just want to get the job done and help their friends.



“MetalBeard is a pirate whose body was lost in battle and who managed to cobble together a new one out of spare parts that he’s constantly replacing,” says Offerman of his character, who resembles not only a pirate but a pirate ship, with a fair amount of Swiss Army knife thrown in.  “That makes him the ultimate mechanic and very handy in a crisis when an object needs to be put together.  Hopefully, MetalBeard is around to launch a shark or a cannonball out of his arm.”  

Considering what additional tools the old salt might find useful, Offerman suggests, “I wouldn’t mind if he could slap on a charcoal grill and cook up some burgers for the gang.”

Having worked successfully side by side in the original “The LEGO Movie,” MetalBeard and Benny the Spaceman have become something of a duo, with Benny often helping his pal re-attach his head and various limbs that tend to go astray.


The vintage minifigure Benny, moviegoers will remember, is a loopy astronaut with a cracked helmet. A great and loyal friend, he’s always on board whenever and wherever an adventure takes the gang, but above all, Benny is known for one defining trait. “He loves spaceships!” Day declares. If he’s not piloting or building them, it’s guaranteed he’s talking about them or just thinking about them.  

“The LEGO Movie 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #TheLEGOMovie2


About “The LEGO Movie 2”

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

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