Following the success of The Lego Movie in 2014, Warner Bros. are deep into what looks to be a sort of Lego cinematic universe, with a sequel already in the works for the original film as well as a LEGO Batman film, which will focus entirely on Will Arnett’s comedic, self-parodying version of the iconic comic book character. Considering how much of a standout Batman was in The Lego Movie too, the film has the potential to be a legitimately good time, while also serving as a solid cash grab for the studio.
Now, the first official images from the LEGO Batman movie have been revealed (via USA Today), which showcase the character doing a whole assortment of things, including flying the Batwing, cooking dinner, choosing which costume he wants to wear, and more.
Check out the images below:
In addition, the studio also revealed that the first trailer for the film will be released online on this Wednesday, March 23rd. Arnett teased the film’s take on the iconic Batman character and lore as well with the following:
“The Batcave is even better than we remembered it, it’s awesome” Arnett tells the outlet. “But I also love getting into the ho-hum day-to-day of being Batman and what it’s like to fight crime each day. Like the idea of Batman oversleeping his alarm clock makes me laugh. It really does humanize him.”
Director Chris McKay added:
“We thought if we can tell a well-rounded, funny story that’s action-packed, we can build a big movie around this character. This is the movie we would want to see.”
And in case you were wondering, yes, the film will have more than it’s fair share of cameos:
“We’re nothing but exhaustive about the cameos and other characters that try to enter Batman’s life.”
Honestly, as much as I worry about what too much of a good thing can do to a character like this, I genuinely enjoyed The Lego Movie‘s version of The Dark Knight so much, that I want to see how a Batman movie in this universe might feel and look. Obviously it will have a lot of fun with the usual Batman tropes, but how it also manages to tell a Batman-centric story will be interesting.
The fact that they also managed to cast Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Michael Cera as Robin, and more too, proves that this film will be just as packed with incredible voice talent as its Lego predecessor was. McKay will direct the film based on a script from Seth Grahame-Smith, who has been attached to direct Warner Bros.’ The Flash standalone film as well, with The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller producing, and from these images alone, I’m already excited.
LEGO Batman will hit theatres on February 10th, 2017.
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