Set to debut in less than two weeks, The LEGO Batman Movie has unleashed a new featurette to whet our appetite for the brick-building superhero film.
Narrated by none other than the Dark Knight himself (Will Arnett), the four-minutes-long "Behind the Bricks" featurette puts the spotlight on Batman, who's described as a "vigilante and Bruce Wayne's roommate," and boasts some (ahem) insightful and hilarious behind-the-scenes interviews with Batman/Bruce Wayne's faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth (Ralph Fiennes), Gotham City's new police commissioner Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (Rosario Dawson) and the Caped Crusader's greatest enemy, the Joker (Zach Galifianakis).
And yup, I do mean interviews with the LEGO characters rather than the actors themselves, taking a fourth-wall-breaking page from Deadpool. And it works beautifully.
The LEGO Batman Movie is helmed by Chris McKay (Robot Chicken) from a script co-written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride & Prejudice & Zombies), Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers (Spider-Man: Homecoming). Also starring are Jenny Slate as Harley Quinn, Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face (yes!) and Mariah Carey as Gotham City Mayor McCaskill.
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.
The LEGO Batman Movie opens on Feb. 10.