Regardless of Ben Affleck’s schedule, DC fans are getting a solo Batman movie next year., a spin-off of The LEGO Movie, brings back Will Arnett as the voice of the Caped Crusader, alongside some new mini-figures shown in a batch of character posters.
Joining Team Bats are Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (voiced by Rosario Dawson), Robin “Boy Wonder” (Michael Cera), and Bruce Wayne’s “Kick Butler” (get it?) Alfred Pennyworth (Ralph Fiennes). Their main adversary will be the Clown Prince of Gotham, Joker (Zach Galifianakis), and his Clown Princess, Harley Quinn (Captain America’s real-life girlfriend, Jenny Slate). You can check out the posters below the text.
But, as we’ve seen in previous poster images and officially tied-in LEGO sets, there are plenty more villains on the way. Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Bane, Catwoman, Riddler, Poison Ivy, Clay Face, and Two-Face (voiced by Tim Burton’s own Harvey Dent, Billy Dee Williams). Clearly, Batman is outnumbered, but after living in solitary self-reliance most of his life, he’ll have to learn to play well with others he’s to save Gotham City.
The LEGO Batman Movie is directed by Chris McKay, while The LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller return as producers. Seth Graham-Smith, who was once set to direct the DCEU’s The Flash movie, penned the script with Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
The film is set to open in theaters on February 10. See the new character posters below.
Here’s the official description:
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.
Here are the new character posters for The LEGO Batman Movie: