Warner Bros. has released a new The LEGO Batman Movie image. The new movie, described by director Chris McKay as Heat meets About a Boy, follows Batman (Will Arnett) as he tries to stop the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) while also raising Robin (Michael Cera).
We knew that LEGO Batman would be digging deep into all eras of Batman lore, and it looks like it will make for a movie that’s packed with Easter eggs. This shot right here doesn’t even emphasize all of Batman’s vehicles, but that’s kind of the joke: as Batman has become more of a merchandising machine, companies have cranked out more toys for the Caped Crusader, and now he has an abundance of vehicles ranging from the practical (the Batmobile) to the ridiculous (it looks like in the background of this image there’s a Bat-tugboat).
Hopefully we’ll get a new trailer for the movie soon (I assume we’ll probably get one attached to Warner Bros’ final blockbuster of the year, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) because I can’t wait to see more of what this film has in store.
Check out the new image below. The film also features the voices of Rosario Dawson as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, and Mariah Carey as the Mayor of Gotham. The LEGO Batman movie opens February 10, 2017.
Here’s the official synopsis for The LEGO Batman Movie:
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.