You’ve got to love breakout characters in popular media sometimes. They show up in a film or TV show in a supporting role, they become famous in their own right, and the producers create a movie or series just for them. Take for instance Batman in his LEGO minifigure form, voiced by Will Arnett and brought to life in The LEGO Movie back in 2014. He was so awesome that LEGO and WB Animation gave him the lead in The LEGO Batman Movie to great success in 2017. And from the looks of things, he’ll be back for a LEGO Batman Movie 2 as well.
None other than The LEGO Batman director Chris McKay confirmed the existence of a sequel on his Twitter page, when he replied to a late watcher of the original film asking if a Part 2 was on the way. He also reminded her of Batman’s presence in The LEGO Movie 2 in February 2019.
We are working on that rn actually! In the meantime LEGO Batman is all over LEGO 2 coming in February.
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) December 5, 2018
Though The LEGO Batman movie may have a different storyline as compared to that of the main LEGO Movies, it does not ignore the fact that this minfigure of the Dark Knight is still one of the greatest Master Builder that graced the big screen. In any case, it’ll be interesting to see where McKay and the production team take things from how the original ended back in 2017.
Meanwhile, we can definitely enjoy seeing a slightly different version of Batman, still voiced by Will Arnett of course, once the The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part lands in theaters on February 8, 2019.