Back in 2014, producer Chris Miller teased on the fact that the LEGO Batman Movie will virtually highlight every milestone in the superhero career of Bruce Wayne. “Rest assured that every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged,” says Miller. “There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there. There are 40 versions of his origin story alone”. His ever loyal butler and suave critic, Alfred, know Wayne so well that he can emphatically recall Batman go through “similar” phases from 1966 to 2016. It is a nice way of saying that there will plenty of Easter eggs scattered generously throughout its 1 hour and 30 minutes of expected runtime.
And earlier today, Warner Bros. shared a new image of the Caped Crusader that reveals another Easter egg and this time focusing on the Dark Knight’s sweet rides. Entertainment news portal Collider shared this image and if you look closely in the background, you’ll see his past rides transformed into their brick-built creations.
In spite of its many renditions, the iconic Batmobile will never go out of style as you can see in its classic form on the right side of the image. There also seems to be a newer rendition of the Batjet, a hovercraft of some sorts, and a jet-powered tugboat. Heck, Batman seems to have his own version of every known vehicle on the face of the planet and LEGO is keen on making the most out of it. There is no official word yet if these vehicles will make their way into official LEGO sets, but it’s nice to think about it considering that there are still 12 sets waiting to be revealed as listed by Brickset. We already know of two Batman vehicles built around The LEGO Batman Movie: a speedboat as seen in Batcave Break-In (70909) and the newer Batmobile (70905).
So what do you think about this latest LEGO Batman rides? Do you think they will see the light of day as an actual LEGO set? Share us what you think in the comments below and join in the discussion on our Facebook page.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Will Arnett reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (“Muppets Most Wanted,” the “Hangover” films) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s “Arrested Development”) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s “Daredevil”) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Alfred.
“The LEGO® Batman Movie” will be directed by Chris McKay, and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee, who worked together on “The LEGO Movie.” It is written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, with additional screenplay material by Jared Stern & John Whittington, based on LEGO Construction Toys. Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton and Will Allegra serve as executive producers.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures / Lord Miller / Vertigo Entertainment production, “The LEGO Batman Movie” will open in theaters worldwide beginning February 10, 2017. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.