First pictures from the upcoming The Lego Batman Movie are here and they look awesome. The new adventure will offer a deeper dive into Batman’s world, drawing on elements from every incarnation.
We’ll even get to see how he spends his time when he’s not out fighting crime, or writing theme songs about his dark, orphan status. “The Batcave is even better than we remembered it, it’s awesome” Arnett tells the paper. “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.”
Batman’s life will be disrupted by the arrival of new sidekicks Robin (Michael Cera) and Batgirl, AKA Barbara Gordon, voiced by Rosario Dawson. And on the side of villainy, there’s The Joker, voiced here by Zach Galifianakis. Expect a lot of people to pop up, Lego Movie-style, for cameos. “We thought if we can tell a well-rounded, funny story that’s action-packed, we can build a big movie around this character,” says director Chris McKay. “This is the movie we would want to see.”
The Lego Batman Movie is out here on February 10, 2017.