After Ben Affleck makes his cinematic debut as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans will get to see a standalone Batman movie next year. Sorry, I should be more specific — a LEGO Batman movie. Will Arnett’s standout role in The LEGO Movie is finally coming to the big screen with his own spinoff and the first images have arrived online.
USA Today debuted the first look at the film, which producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who also helmed The LEGO Movie) said asks the question, Can Batman be happy? The film will see the hero living his solitary life in the Batcave with his butler Alfred (voiced by Ralph Fiennes). Director Chris McKay further teased to the paper, “We’re making About a Boy as directed by [action director] Michael Mann.”
The Batcave is the centerpiece of the batch of images, which also feature the dark and brooding vigilante making his microwavable dinner and flying through Gotham City in his Batcopter. Said Arnett of his hideout where “everything is awesome”:
The Batcave is even better than we remembered it, it’s awesome. But I also love getting into the ho-hum day-to-day of being Batman and what it’s like to fight crime each day. Like the idea of Batman oversleeping his alarm clock makes me laugh. It really does humanize him.
Rosario Dawson, known in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Claire Temple in the Defenders Netflix series, voices Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Batgirl), while Michael Cera voices Dick Grayson (a.k.a. Robin), Zach Galifianakis voices the Joker, and pop singer Mariah Carey voices the Gotham City mayor. McKay promised, “We’re nothing but exhaustive about the cameos and other characters that try to enter Batman’s life.”
The LEGO Batman Movie will hit theaters on February 10, 2017. See all the images below.