It would seem that Warner Bros are making the most of their biggest names by bringing them together in a surprising way. You can forget Zack Snyder’s Justice League movies because The LEGO Batman Movie is clearly going to be the definitive Batman for a generation. While the studio might be poking fun at itself, that’s beyond welcome for a character that has been wallowing in the darkness since Christopher Nolan took charge back in 2005. There’s definitely more than one way to play this character and turning him if turning him into LEGO can bring some fun into the mainstream portrayals of Batman, then that’s something that is most welcome.
With the mass appeal and fun marketing, this could prove to be a bigger hit than the most recent live action outing. Would that be embarrassing for the studio or not? Well that’s just the problems of running concurrent franchises for your big names.
Will Arnett reprises the title role, having first voiced the part in The LEGO Movie in 2014, with support from Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl and Zach Galifianakis as the Joker. Robot Chicken veteran Chris McKay is directing a script by Seth Grahame-Smith.
The LEGO Batman Movie arrives in theatres on 10 February 2017