The Lego Batman Movie is coming, and while the proper sequel to The Lego Movie isn’t due out until May 18th 2018, in the USA at least (although expect that date to change as it’s over two years away), Marvel and DC have shown that there’s plenty of scope in making spin-offs with a single character – or, sometimes, more than one.
I haven’t yet seen Batman V Superman (although Darren McDaid has here), but this looks like a decent spinoff for a change! 😉
Will Arnett returns as Batman/Bruce Wayne – and in this trailer, he beatboxes and chews on a Lobster thermidor; plus Rosario Dawson as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Michael Cera as Robin/Dick Grayson, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker and Mariah Carey (really??) as Mayor Marion Grange.
It’s written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and 2018’s The Flash movie) and directed by Chris McKay (Robot Chicken).
As for the plot? Erm… nah, don’t worry about such things.
The Lego Batman Movie is due out on February 10th 2017. Normally, films released in January/February tend to be put there because they’re not that great, since otherwise they’d saved for the summer, but I can see the reason for this one coming out then as it’ll coincide with half-term, as schools break up for a week off, and it’s almost three years on from the release of The Lego Movie (Feb 14th 2014).
Also check out our review of The Lego Movie 3D.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size version: