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"We were always constantly saying to ourselves: 'Are we just a bunch of white guys sitting here making this movie from our own myopic point of view?" says director.

The LEGO Movie sequel to feature more female characters

The director of the upcoming sequel to The LEGO Movie has stated the follow up will boast more female characters.

Director Chris McKay, who was animation co-director on the first film, told MailOnline: "I’m not sure our movie passes the Bechdel Test entirely and I think that it’s important."

To pass the Bechdel test, a work of fiction must have at least two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man.

"For us we have a lot of producers that were female who had concerns and we were always constantly saying to ourselves: ‘Are we just a bunch of white guys sitting here making this movie from our own myopic point of view?" added McKay.

"We were constantly responding to that question and that helped us make Wyldstyle a better character and Unikitty a more interesting character.

"I think it’s forcing us to look at how we make a sequel and turn that into something that’s more powerful and special."

The LEGO Movie sequel will arrive in 2017.

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