Fresh on the heels of last week’s debut trailer, Warner Bros. has released a second teaser trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie, and this one’s even better. The film is a spin-off of the celebrated The LEGO Movie, directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, who serve as producers on this film while co-director Chris McKay steps up and takes the reins as director.
This second teaser directly addresses one of the biggest complaints of the Batman franchise overall: that we never, ever, ever need to see Thomas and Martha Wayne murdered again. It does so in humorous fashion, acknowledging the recent Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the process, but what makes the joke work so well is that it’s not just a joke for joke’s sake. It’s hilarious, but the joke is also used as a means of seriously addressing Batman’s screwed-up psyche, which is something I’m really looking forward to seeing this spin-off play with. There are also more teases of footage of Gotham City, and the visuals on display here on kind of breathtaking in their attention to detail.
Watch the trailer below. The film also features the voices of Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, Ralph Fiennes, and Mariah Carey. The LEGO Batman Movie opens in theaters on February 10th.
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.