Following the release of that jaw-dropping new Wonder Woman trailer yesterday, Warner Bros. has now unveiled a fun new trailer for another superhero movie of a different kind (of the brick building kind, to be exact): The LEGO Batman Movie.
The upcoming LEGO Movie spinoff sees the return of Will Arnett as super lonely billionaire playboy philanthropist Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman. Starring alongside Arnett is Michael Cera as Bruce Wayne’s ward Dick Grayson/Robin (who hilariously likes to go pantless as the Boy Wonder, much to Batman’s horror and our utter delight), Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Mariah Carey as the mayor of Gotham City and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker. Here’s what the new movie will be about:
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Ha! Lighten up. From what I can see in that trailer, methinks this is something that’s gonna be hard to accomplish for our Caped Crusader (after all: Darkness. No parents!). But with the help of Robin, Batgirl and Alfred, he may just get there.
Directed by Chris McKay (Robot Chicken), from a script co-written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride & Prejudice & Zombies), Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers (both of whom worked on the Spider-Man: Homecoming screenplay), The LEGO Batman Movie will open on Feb. 10, 2017.