The success of The Lego Movie was astonishing. On top of reintroducing our favourite superheroes in our favourite childhood playground, it threw in some catchy tunes and adult in-jokes that made The Lego Movie appealing across a range of demographics. It also paved the way for a sequel (due May 18, 2018), two spin offs, and now Playmobil are looking to do the same.
One of the highlights was Will Arnett‘s comedically arrogant Batman, who at times stole the show. So when it was announced that the dark knight would be getting his own Lego treatment, it came as no surprise at all. Fast forward to today and Warner Bros. have shared the first images from The Lego Batman Movie and are promising a trailer to drop on Wednesday.
The images give us a taste of what to expect: pure, unashamed fun. Batman’s Batwing features in two of the three images, streaking over the colourful buildings of the Lego universe, whilst in another Batman takes a walk through what we can assume to be the Batcave, passing various cowls and special suits as he goes.
The new adventure will explore more of Batman’s Lego world. We shall get to see him take down criminals like Christian Bale, crack wise like Adam West and sing dark orphan songs (which is all him). Returning to voice Batman is Will Arnett, who claims that this portrayal of Batman will be more personable:
“I also love getting into the ho-hum day-to-day of being Batman and what it’s like to fight crime each day. Like the idea of Batman oversleeping his alarm clock makes me laugh. It really does humanize him.”
Joining Arnett are Ralph Fiennes as Batman’s trusty butler Alfred, Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker. Chris McKay is taking on directorial duties for The Lego Batman Movie, which shall be released February 10, 2017. You can see the new stills below.