There’s a new LEGO movie coming out later this year, and Warner Bros. has released a bunch of posters and banners, as well as descriptions for the characters populating the brick-building world of The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
Directed by Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising), the movie stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods and Jackie Chan! LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller serve as producers.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie’s release comes a couple of months after Warner Bros. premiered The LEGO Batman Movie on the big screen earlier this year and will feature the same brand of humor LEGO infuses into everything they do. 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.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie will open in movie theaters on Sept. 22. Check out the character banners (with official character descriptions) before digging into the gallery, and let us know if you plan on catching the new LEGO movie!
LLOYD (JAMES FRANCO)
Names: Lloyd, the Green Ninja
Elemental Power: Green Energy
Mech: Green Ninja Mech Dragon
As the legendary Green Ninja, Lloyd is a Master Builder and the leader of a secret ninja force protecting Ninjago City from the most notorious villain of all time: Lord Garmadon. Crowds cheer the Green Ninja as a hero, but when he takes off his mask they only see him as Lloyd, the boy unfortunate enough to be Garmadon’s son. It’s hard for him to make friends or get through a day at school because Garmadon ruins everything. Still, Lloyd yearns to have a real relationship with his dad.
MASTER WU (JACKIE CHAN)
This wise, all-knowing mentor promises to teach his students to become ninja masters but first they must find their inner peace… or is that piece? He wants them to rely less on their mechs and more on themselves and each other. Wu is Lord Garmadon’s brother, and uncle to Lloyd. He carries a staff he can play like a flute, and a hat that doubles as a flotation device. Years of meditation have not softened this warrior’s edges—or his tongue—and though his students might think he’s “way old,” Wu is still full of surprises.
LORD GARMANDON (JUSTIN THEROUX)
Names: Lord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever
Mech: Garma Mecha Man
The baddest warlord of all time, Lord Garmadon has glowing red eyes, sharp teeth, horns and four arms. Has an affinity for sharks. Lord Garmadon can smell fear, but everyone around him can see it because wherever he goes people flee in panic. Impatient, impulsive and completely self-absorbed, he likes to make a point by firing his generals….from a volcano. Though he hasn’t been successful yet, Lord Garmadon never stops trying to take over NINJAGO City. But why? Could it be he needs to reconnect with the son he hardly knows?
KOKO (OLIVIA MUNN)
Names: Koko, Mom, the former Mrs. Garmadon
Lloyd’s devoted mom Koko is smart, strong and independent. As Lord Garmadon’s ex-wife, she is not afraid to stand up to him – even though he’s twice her size and has twice as many arms. Koko knew “Garm” when he was a young warlord eager to conquer the world. Back then, she thought that was just a figure of speech. Turns out, he meant it. So she took young Lloyd away in the hope of giving him a normal life. But that didn’t work out quite the way she planned.
KAI (MICHAEL PENA)
Names: Kai, The Fire Ninja
Elemental Power: Fire
Mech: Fire Mech
This ninja is fiercely loyal and protective when it comes to his friends, like Lloyd, and his sister, Nya. Outgoing and enthusiastic, he is often ready with a hug. He might lack patience with some of Master Wu’s instructions, like trying to produce a flame by rubbing two sticks together, but Kai really gets fired up when there are bad guys to fight.
NYA (ABBI JACOBSON)
Names: Nya, the Water Ninja
Elemental Power: Water
Mech: Water Strider
Kai’s sister Nya is focused and confident, competitive and highly motivated. She doesn’t just climb in and out of her mech, she gives each move an aerobatic flair, and when she rides her motorcycle through the halls of Ninjago High school everybody had better get out of her way. Nya’s role model and she-ro is the famous ninja Lady Iron Dragon.
ZANE (ZACH WOODS)
Names: Zane, the Ice Ninja
Elemental Power: Ice
Controls: Ice Tank
Part boy, part Nindroid, this ninja is super cool. Freon literally cools his fuel cells and he shoots down his opponents with an icy blast. Logical and methodical, Zane is guided by his programming and sensors – but don’t call him a robot! Zane is quick to remind everyone that he’s just a normal teenager, even if he doesn’t fully grasp sarcasm and some of his pop culture references are frozen in time.
COLE (FRED ARMISEN)
Names: Cole, the Earth Ninja
Elemental Power: Earth
Mech: Quake Mech
A ninja who loves to move and groove, Cole is never without his music. He even likes to hear Master Wu play the flute. Cole’s mech has built-in turntables and a powerful sub-woofer, creating waves of intense sound to seriously rock his opponents and blast their mechs into pieces, not to mention shatter the windows of nearby cars and buildings
JAY (KUMAIL NANJIANI)
Names: Jay, the Lightning Ninja
Elemental Power: Lightning
Mech: Lightning Jet
This ninja is a real live wire who zaps his opponents with lightning bolts. Jay comes from a close family so he understands how hard it is for Lloyd to be at odds with his dad. He can be nervous and a little overly cautious, but Jay always comes through on the battlefield. If only things were as easy with his big crush, Nya. Every time he works up the nerve to tell her how he feels, he gets interrupted.
(via Coming Soon)