Warner Bros Animation has recently released its extended TV spot trailer that shows never-before-seen footage that may shed light to the ‘real score’ between Batman and Joker. It may likewise offer an explanation for the reason behind the Joker’s longstanding personal grudge. Well, as they use to say, ‘hell hath no fury like a villain scorned’. Okay, okay, I know it’s a feeble attempt at humor, but let’s be honest, seeing Joker putting on a puppy face like that after receiving from Batman the most painful 4-word sentence that he has ever heard in his entire life (“There is no us”!) – simply priceless!
The latest TV spot also introduces – in Joker’s words – ‘the worst villains in the history of the universe’. We’ve seen most of them already, including those that were handpicked by LEGO to be included in the official The LEGO Batman Movie sets, collectible minifigures and poster. This time around, we get to see totally new and not made up LEGO Batman villains such as the Gentleman Ghost from 1947 and the Condiment King (seriously?!) as he is seen in the video game, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Try to name as many Batman villains as you can from the TV Spot trailer below.
As a bonus, Warner gives us a sneak peek on how the members of the JLA chill out during their 57¼ annual anniversary party. I have to admit that for a moment, my heart skipped a beat seeing the Wonder Twins and Gleek, Black Vulcan, Apache Chief, and the Black Canary and the rest of my childhood superheroes rendered in LEGO minifigure form. I realized how great it will be if LEGO will somehow release an entire minifig collection focused solely on the classic Justice League. With a handful of sets still waiting to be revealed, I guess it will be nice to consider all the possibilities.
The LEGO Batman Movie is scheduled to hit US theaters on February 10, 2017 and stars Will Arnett as the voice of Batman aka Bruce Wayne, Zach Galifianakis stars as The Joker; Michael Cera as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred.
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.