As we continue to steamroll toward the July 20th release of The Dark Knight Rises (can you feel the excitement yet?) – and with Man of Steel a little under a year away – there comes word that the two superhero heavyweights will be appearing together in a forthcoming motion picture. As Legos.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Warner Bros. is moving ahead on plans to create a Lego feature film featuring both Batman and Superman. The Lego movie is currently untitled, but many have referred to the project as Lego: The Piece of Resistance. Whether or not the name will stick is unknown at this time.
While we first reported over two years ago that plans had been made to develop such a film, it appears that the project has finally found its legs.
According to reports, Chris Pratt (Moneyball) will provide the voice for the lead character, Emmet, while Will Arnett (Arrested Development) will lend his voice as Batman. The studio has offered the part of Superman to Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), but there’s no word yet on whether or not he’ll accept the offer. It’s doubtful, though, as the actor has recently become bonafide star.
Directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) have been attached to the Lego movie for some time, and they’re still attached to direct.
Check out the official synopsis for the untitled Lego project below:
“Emmet is an ordinary, law-abiding, rules-following, perfectly average Lego mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary MasterBuilder. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.”
Of course, hardcore gamers are familiar with both Batman and Superman as Legos in the recently released LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheros. Whether or not film fans will embrace not only Legos, but Lego superheroes, remains to be seen.
Other cameos from different properties will reportedly take place throughout the film. Could an Indiana Jones or Star Wars cameo (or two) be in the works?
Keep checking the main page for more news on this untitled Lego project.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter