Even as Batman and Superman are still at it in cinemas everywhere, Warner Bros. Pictures has already announced a 2017 release that will excite fans of Gotham’s hero all over again.
The trailer and one-sheet art for the new animated comedy The Lego Batman Movie, now live online over YouTube.
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.
Will Arnett returns to voice the Gotham vigilante in the satirical spin on the classic comic book character for director Chris McKay. The screenplay is written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer).
The film also stars Michael Cera as Batman’s sidekick Robin; Rosario Dawson as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon; Zach Galifianakis as The Joker; Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth; and Mariah Carey as the Mayor of Gotham.
The Philippine showing of The Lego Batman Movie is slated for February 2017.