‘The Lego Batman Movie’ First Look: DARKNESS! NO PARENTS!
Yes, we know you’re excited about Batman vs. Superman, but with that movie set for release this Friday, it’s also time to start getting excited for that other Batman movie. No, not the Batfleck solo movie, The Lego Batman Movie. The Lego Movie spinoff is coming to theaters next year and we’ve got your first look at Batman’s new adventures.
Via USA Today, these new photos give us a preview of the Lego Batman trailer, which will be online this Wednesday and in theaters with Batman vs. Superman this weekend.
While directors of The Lego Movie Phil Lord and Chris Miller weren’t able to return for this film, taking over as director is Chris McKay, who worked as the Animation Director on the original film. Describing what they’re going with for Lego Batman, McKay told USA Today, “Batman is an island onto himself, the only thing he doesn’t have is relationships. We’re making About a Boy as directed by Michael Mann.” He also promised they’ll be “going deep into Batman’s world” with this movie.
In addition to Will Arnett as Batman, the film will also star Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, Michael Cera as Robin, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon and Mariah Carey as the Mayor of Gotham. If you’re looking for some deeper DC cuts, don’t worry there will be plenty of superhero (and supervillain) cameos. “We’re nothing but exhaustive about the cameos and other characters that try to enter Batman’s life.” (Please please please more Green Lantern.)
Take a look at the new photos above and make sure to check back on Wednesday for the reveal of the Lego Batman trailer.
The Lego Batman Movie opens in theaters on February 10, 2017.