While the world waits with anticipation for the premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the first images from The LEGO Batman Movie have emerged.
A spinoff of 2014’s The LEGO Movie, the upcoming LEGO film sees the return of Will Arnett as the voice of the Caped Crusader. Directed by Chris McKay and produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the movie will introduce Dick Grayson/Robin (voiced by Michael Cera) and Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (voiced by Rosario Dawson). We'll also dig deep into the Batcave.
Arnett had a few things to say about Bruce Wayne's secret lair: “The Batcave is even better than we remembered it, it’s awesome” says Arnett. “But 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.”
Even though Batman’s main relationship is (as always) with his butler Alfred (voiced by Ralph Fiennes), the Dark Knight’s life will be turned upside down with the arrival of his future sidekick, Robin, and Batgirl. He’ll also be joined by a league of superhero friends. “Batman is an island onto himself; the only thing he doesn’t have is relationships,” says McKay. “We're making About a Boy as directed by [action director] Michael Mann.”
Of course, there’s no Batman without The Joker (Zach Galifianakis), so the Clown Prince of Crime will act as a major thorn in the Caped Crusader’s side. The movie will also feature Mariah Carey in the role of Gotham’s mayor, Marion Grange. “We’re nothing but exhaustive about the cameos and other characters that try to enter Batman’s life,” says McKay.
Check out the new images in the gallery below, and let us know what you think. Are you excited for the movie?
The LEGO Batman Movie opens Feb. 10, 2017.
(via USA Today)