A new trailer for DC’s upcoming Super Hero Girls animated feature Brain Drain gives the super-teens the LEGO treatment. Super Hero Girls was launched in 2015 by DC as a way to appeal to younger girls, with the focus put squarely on the shoulders of DC’s best known female superheroes. Fans can follow Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Katana and Poison Ivy (among others) as they attend Super Hero High School, bringing a YA perspective to the DC universe.
Since the initiative was launched in 2015, DC’s Super Hero Girls has included a line of action figures, graphic novels, text-only novels, and a webseries. In addition, a feature-length movie, DC’s Super Hero Girls: Hero Of The Year was released last August. There are more plans in the works to expand the franchise, with a continuing digital comic and an animated TV series on the way, as well as a new LEGO-ized feature film with a new trailer released this week.
The trailer for the film, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain, was released by Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, and puts the focus on four of the show’s heroes for a new LEGO-style adventure. At just over a minute and a half long, the trailer sets up the new movie in great detail: Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and Harley Quinn uncover a villainous plot to use mind-controlling diamonds to take over the world, and have to save the day.
The style of animation is a little different than fans might be expecting from other LEGO movies like The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie, where every detail is made of LEGO – including the ways that the characters move. Instead, this style combines the animation of the webseries with LEGO-style figures. The characters have LEGO shapes and hands, but the sets are smoothly animated and the characters move in a more natural way.
It’s a fun next step for the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, and one that capitalizes on the current popularity of LEGO-izing films and characters to continue to promote this female-focused concept. The plot itself isn’t likely to be particularly complicated, due to the age of the target audience, but it still looks like it will be a fun film. Fans of the existing DC Super Hero Girls movie and series are sure to enjoy this next one with a LEGO twist.
LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Brain Drain is released on Digital HD July 25th.
Source: Warner Bros Home Entertainment