— LEGO Batman (@LEGOBatmanMovie) January 7, 2017
In a film packed to the brim with memorable, standout characters, it's not hard to see why Will Arnett's Batman ended up being such a big hit when The LEGO Movie was first released. It's even more obvious to see then, why Warner Bros. was so quick to not only announce a sequel to the animated smash hit, which received a very warm welcome both at the box office and from critics, but also a spin-off film dedicated entirely to Arnett's self-parodying spin on The Dark Knight.
Flash forward a couple of years later, and Warner Bros. is currently preparing to release The LEGO Batman Movie in theaters in just a couple of weeks. Led by Arnett's Batman, the film is set to star a number of the most memorable characters from The Dark Knight's world as well, including The Joker, Poison Ivy, Robin, Alfred, and more, in what looks to be even more of a self-referential and fun ride than The LEGO Movie was.
The LEGO Batman Movie hits theaters around this time next month, and in anticipation of that, WB has released yet another promo for the film. Where some of the previous teasers have focused on Bruce Wayne's daily routine, or poking fun at his many previous, wide-ranging live-action incarnations, this new teaser instead focuses on helping to give The Dark Knight of Gotham City his very own "kick-butt" theme song. Check it out, above.
Unlike most years, where audiences are forced to sit through a couple months worth of forgettable, bargain bin films, 2017 is shaping up to be a fairly notable year from movies from beginning to end, and especially for comic book fans, with The LEGO Batman Movie and Logan both hitting movie theaters within the first couple months of the year. Considering that both films look to be wildly different and unique entries into the ever-growing comic book movie genre also, they should be able to keep general audiences going leading into the more eventful and packed summer months.
Already, it seems like one of the most fun elements of The LEGO Batman Movie is the relationship that Arnett's self-serious Dark Knight has with Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) too, with the latter continuing to have some consistently funny and unexpected meta jokes in most of the trailers and promos released so far - which, like everything else about the film, just adds to the vibrant and excited feeling of these LEGO Movie films. After all, it's not every day that audiences get a superhero movie, where the lead superhero seems to be having even more fun actually being the character than they are having watching him. But then again, everyone knows how great it must be to be Batman.
Source: Warner Bros.
- The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) release date: Feb 10, 2017