With the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hitting theaters this weekend, it makes sense that Warner Bros. would want to capitalize on that and release the very first images from next year’s The LEGO Batman Movie.
It was also revealed that the first trailer for the film will be released tomorrow (Wednesday, March 23), so be sure to check back for that.
Will Arnett reprises his role of Batman from The Lego Movie alongside Michael Cera as Robin the boy wonder, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Mariah Carey as Gotham’s mayor and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.
“The Batcave is even better than we remembered it, it’s awesome” Arnett tells the outlet. “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.”
“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.”
McKay goes on to say that the cameos in the film will be around every corner.
“We’re nothing but exhaustive about the cameos and other characters that try to enter Batman’s life.”
McKay will direct The LEGO Batman Movie from a script by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter creator Seth Grahame-Smith (who will direct The Flash for Warner Bros.). Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed The LEGO Movie, will produce the film along with Dan Lin.
The LEGO Batman Movie will open in theaters on February 10, 2017.