A new set of posters give a fresh look at the central team from The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Most moviegoers in 2014 probably didn’t expect The LEGO Movie to be as entertaining and as successful as it turned out to be, and couldn’t have imagined that it could spawn its own universe of sequels and spin-offs. Three years later, and The LEGO Batman Movie is a box office success, a sequel to the original is hitting theaters in 2019, and The LEGO Ninjago Movie is debuting this fall.
This year’s LEGO martial arts spin-off film focuses on six teenage ninjas who, according to the official synopsis, “use their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters.” The team is tasked with protecting their island home Ninjago from the evil warlord Garmadon (voiced by Justin Theroux), who just happens to be the father of team leader Lloyd (Dave Franco). The movie is co-written by Dan and Kevin Hageman, and features characters from Cartoon Network’s animated TV series Ninjago: Masters of the Spinjitzu.
We’ve already seen some images of the Ninjago characters, including the Jackie Chan-voiced Master Wu. Now Warner Bros. has released a set of “elemental” character posters that highlight each of the ninjas and their weapons. For a glimpse at Lloyd, Garmadon, and Wu as well as Kai (Michael Peña), Nya (Abbi Jacobson), Cole (Fred Armison), Jay (Kumail Ninjiani), Zane (Zach Woods), and Koko (Olivia Munn), check out the gallery below.
All the posters are pretty striking and while most audiences won’t be familiar with the blocky heroes they do a good job in conveying each ninja’s particular skills, as well as their aggressive or zen approaches to life. Closer inspection reveals LEGO figures with some wear and tear, and it’s easy to imagine they’ve been through plenty of fights (or play sessions). It should be very fun to see these characters animated into action scenes that Jackie Chan’s stunt team originally filmed in live-action.
LEGO series producer Roy Lee has said that fans will be “blown away by the look and feel and huge scope of how we’ve expanded the universe of Ninjago.” The first trailer for the film definitely gives a good idea of the grand scale of the action sequences, robotic transportation, and giant monsters. It also features plenty of the pop culture and genre-mocking humor that have made the first two films so popular.
Source: Warner Bros.
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