While the world is bracing itself for a barrage of awe-inspiring superhero movies this year starting with the much anticipated Batman VS Superman hitting theaters this weekend, Will Arnett’s brick rendition of the DC’s Dark Knight will launch a trailer this Wednesday to officially kick-off the LEGO Batman Movie.
The latest LEGO movie for the big screen slated to hit cinemas on February 10, 2017, is a spinoff of the highly successful 2014 LEGO Movie. But before we exclaim ‘Everything is Awesome!’, first images from the movie was shared by USA Today just in time before the trailer’s debut.
2014’s The LEGO Movie portrayed the plastic Caped Crusader as a ‘dark’ brooding character singing a hard-rock tune, “Darkness! No Parents!” and according to Director Chris McKay, the LEGO Batman Movie will show a different side of the Dark Knight. For most of his LEGO crime fighting career, Batman was used to a solitary existence while in perpetual denial of how lonely he is. True, he may have feelings for Wildstyle, but he can’t seem to progress to that level of making meaningful relationships and sticking to it.
“Batman is an island onto himself, the only thing he doesn’t have is relationships. We’re making ‘About a Boy’ as directed by (action director) Michael Mann,” McKay points out.
Things are about to change when Batman learns that he will eventually need the help of his sidekicks in the person of Robin and the Batgirl. It will be an interesting take on how the overly self-reliant superhero will learn to live with and acknowledge his need for friends and back-ups. Director McKay also shared that further cameos from the LEGO DC Super Heroes are to be expected in the LEGO Batman Movie. “We’re nothing but exhaustive about the cameos and other characters that try to enter Batman’s life,” McKay says.
To compliment the trailer’s release anytime soon, the first official poster for the movie was tweeted by Will Arnett, along with the bold claim, “I AM Lego Batman”.
Along with Will Arnett, the LEGO Batman Movie will feature the voices of Ralph Fiennes (Alfred), Michael Cera (Dick Grayson aka Robin), Rosario Dawson (Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl), and Zach Galifianakis (The Joker).
In similar news, we might not wait until 2017 to see the brickified Dark Knight throw some punches once again. Another LEGO original movie is expected to debut via Blu-ray and DVD this July. Like similar other Direct-to-DVD releases, the LEGO Justice League Gotham City Breakout will come with an exclusive minifigure. A lot has been teased lately about the special minifigure that will go along with this DVD release, and just a while ago, Jason shared what seems to be a legit photo of the exclusive Blue Nightwing that comes bundled together with the DVD release.
LEGO Justice League Gotham City Breakout is already listed on AmazonUK’s website, though in a different title (LEGO Justice League Gotham Unleashed). Details are still scant as of now, but the site mentions that the movie’s Blu-ray version will be out on July 4, 2016.
No images were posted yet but we hope to see this anytime soon since Amazon has started accepting pre-orders.
The LEGO Batman Movie opens in U.S. theaters on February 10, 2017, followed by Ninjago on September 22, 2017, The LEGO Movie Sequel on May 18, 2018, and The Billion Brick Race on May 24, 2019.