If you’re a Lego fanatic disappointed that the Lego Movie sequel was delayed to 2019 (from its original premiere in 2017, then 2018), we have great news: the Lego Batman Movie is still on schedule for its February 10, 2017 release. And there’s a new trailer! And Robin is there!
The Lego Batman Movie is a spin-off movie featuring Batman from 2014’s The Lego Movie. Will Arnett will return as the voice of Batman, and he will be joined by Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Michael Cera as Robin, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, and Mariah Carey as Mayor Marion Grange. It will be directed by Chris McKay, who was the animation co-director of The Lego Movie.
According to the official release:
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: “The LEGO Batman Movie.” 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.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made news for its bad reviews from critics. According to Rotten Tomatoes, which gave the film 29%, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice smothers a potentially powerful story — and some of America’s most iconic superheroes — in a grim whirlwind of effects-driven action.”
On the other hand, The LEGO Movie (96% from Rotten Tomatoes) was praised “boasting beautiful animation, a charming voice cast, laugh-a-minute gags, and a surprisingly thoughtful story, The Lego Movie is colorful fun for all ages.”
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