Out of the shadows comes The Lego Batman Movie Trailer, a spin off of The Lego Movie . Featuring the constructed caped crusader (perfectly voiced by Will Arnett) the trailer shows the Batman universe made entirely out of Legos. In addition, the movie will include appearances from Robin (Michael Cera), Batgirl (Rosario Dawson), Alfred (Ralph Fiennes), The Joker (Zach Galifinakis), and probably much, much more. What a cast though!
We don’t get much in the terms of the plot from the trailer, but just like The Lego Movie, there’s much silliness to be had from the Dark Knight and his crew. I mean, you get Batman rocking a bathrobe and using a microwave, but its Lego, so it’s just funny.
Will this Lego brand Batman movie mimic the heart and comedy of Emmett and Wildsytle’s adventure? Hard to say right now, but since it is not being directed by the creative team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (they are serving as executive producers), fans of The Lego Movie might be worried. The film’s director, Chris Mckay, has a background on Robot Chicken, which is good for the goofiness factor of it all, but can the movie surpass the silly and still have soul?
We’ll find out next year. Until then, enjoy Batman dropping some sick beats in this glee inducing trailer.
The Lego Batman Movie wings it February 10th, 2017
Logan J. Fowler is a senior writer and video game editor on Pop-Break.com. He contributes his thoughts every week for Trailer Tuesday and ABC’s The Goldbergs.” Logan’s “kid at heart” nature has led to his discussion about pop culture that many geeks love to talk about, including superheroes, Super Mario Bros., Pixar, and Muppets, among other things. In addition, one of his first pieces for the site, “Top Ten Comic Book Movies,” was picked as a “Freshly Pressed” piece by WordPress and remains one of the site’s most well-read articles. Many of Logan’s friends have said that he moonlights as Spider-Man but this is so not true. Wait, are those police sirens I’m hearing?! Gotta go! -thwipp-