First LEGO Batman Movie images and stay tuned for the trailer
Though Ben Affleck will be making his debut as the Dark Knight this Friday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a whole other breed of the hero is set to debut in theaters next year with The LEGO Batman Movie. Warner Bros. has released the first official LEGO Batman Movie images (via USA Today) and revealed that the first trailer for the film will be released this Wednesday, March 23. Check out the LEGO Batman Movie images below featuring the LEGO Batcave!
Will Arnett reprises his role of Batman from The Lego Movie alongside Michael Cera as Robin the boy wonder, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Mariah Carey as Gotham’s mayor and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.
“The Batcave is even better than we remembered it, it’s awesome” Arnett tells the outlet. “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.”
“We thought if we can tell a well-rounded, funny story that’s action-packed, we can build a big movie around this character,” says director Chris McKay. “This is the movie we would want to see.”
McKay goes on to say that the cameos in the film will be around every corner.
“We’re nothing but exhaustive about the cameos and other characters that try to enter Batman’s life.”
McKay will direct The LEGO Batman Movie from a script by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter creator Seth Grahame-Smith (who will direct The Flash for Warner Bros. Pictures). Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed The LEGO Movie, will produce the film along with Dan Lin.
The LEGO Batman Movie will open in theaters on February 10, 2017.