Some of you may already know that The LEGO Batman Movie isn't the only LEGO film coming out in theaters this year. Warner Bros. already has The LEGO Ninjago Movie cooking up, and now they've released the first tantalizing teaser trailer and three official stills.
Directed by Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising), the new brick-building animated film stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods and Jackie Chan (Yess!). Original LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are serving as producers.
Being a fan of The LEGO Movie, you can imagine how excited I am for not only Batman's upcoming not-so-solo adventure (coming out this Friday, BTW) but this new LEGO Ninjago film as well. As you can see in the short teaser trailer below, the movie will feature the same brand of humor that's been a staple of every LEGO movies (and video games) so far, and is set to take us on an awesome adventure with fun new characters. Also: Ninjas! Here's an extended synopsis:
In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.
Jackie Chan stars as Master Wu; Justin Theroux is Garmadon; Dave Franco plays Lloyd; and Olivia Munn is Lloyd’s mom, Koko. Making up the secret ninja crew, Fred Armisen voices Cole; Abbi Jacobson plays Nya; Kumail Nanjiani is Jay; Michael Peña is Kai; and Zach Woods voices Zane.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie will arrive in theaters on Sept. 22.