Will Arnett's Lego Batman Gets His Own Movie

Will Arnett's Lego Batman Gets His Own Movie

DARKNESS! NO PARENTS!

The Lego Movie was a surprise critical and box-office smash for Warner Bros, with a direct sequel and a Ninjago spin-off movie both in the works. Now, a third feature is in the works: A solo outing for Will Arnett's brooding Lego-version of Batman.

The announcement coincided with the not-as-happy news that the official Lego Movie sequel had been delayed from it's May 2017 release date. That film's director, Chris McKay, will instead take over a fast-tracked production for Lego Batman, with Lego franchise-overseers Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also onboard. Arnett will reportedly reprise his role as the Caped Crusader, which satirized the "grim and gritty" Batman seen in the recent live-action films.

It is not confirmed whether or not the film will be connected (or make reference) to the Lego Batman video game franchise, which already saw its animated cutscenes released as a direct-to-DVD movie in 2012.

Source: THR

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Now will this be a full theatrical release or a straight to DVD affair? Dreamworks did the same thing when they made the Puss 'N Boots spinoff, and I don't think that quite warranted a full release either.

Gonna go with bad idea and way to easy to go horribly wrong. This'll be like lifting Jack Sparrow out of Pirates of the Carribean. Funny as a side character, not good as the focus

if this is a full release then...its like mainstream has gone full meta

whoa

This is a weird coincidence because I just watched that movie for the first time last night. Out all of the characters, he was my favourite, along with Liam Neeson's Bad Cop/Good Cop. Call me crazy, but I am kind of keen for this idea.

Of all the brands to warrant a mega-franchise, Lego wouldn't be in dead last exactly, but it would definitely be somewhere between He-Man and Count Chocula. Yeah, it was pretty low. Not that I am complaining, the movie was good, but it is just so surreal that we are seriously talking about a Lego Movie franchise without immediately facepalming.

I'd laugh if they fixed this into their Justice League universe XD

Fuck, they should make the entire JL movie-verse out of Lego! That would be awesome, and might even somehow compete with Marvel!

Considering how worrisome their actual JL-thing seems now...

Is this a LEGO film featuring Batman or a LEGO Batman film?

Well I'm excited. I loved Batman in The Lego Movie (and TLM in general) so I'm hoping this will be just as good. Could they direct-to-DVD it? I keep my eye on you.

Douchbag Batman for a movie I'm all for this. xD

I've been a fan of Lego for as long as I can remember, and the upsurge its had in popularity over the last few years has produced many things that I never even knew I wanted. Lego video games kinda made sense, because you still play with it, but the movie was like, "they're really going full bore on brand awareness here aren't they". Then I saw the trailer. Then I saw the film. Multiple times. A standalone Lego Batman film is something I want to see.

Vault101:
if this is a full release then...its like mainstream has gone full meta

whoa

I would love it they have Superman in it as well, and basically ape the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film before it even happens.

Unfortunately if that actually happened it would probably be a better movie than Bat V Supes.

Hero in a half shell:

Vault101:
if this is a full release then...its like mainstream has gone full meta

whoa

I would love it they have Superman in it as well, and basically ape the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film before it even happens.

Unfortunately if that actually happened it would probably be a better movie than Bat V Supes.

That would be hilarious. If anything, that's probably the best way to go, unless they're going to go full-on Lego Justice League.

As good as the Lego Movie was, though, I don't feel that it has much potential for becoming a franchise. You can't do that same dramatic reveal twice, after all.

Shodan1980:
Gonna go with bad idea and way to easy to go horribly wrong. This'll be like lifting Jack Sparrow out of Pirates of the Carribean. Funny as a side character, not good as the focus

Yeah, this gives me the same concerns as those side-character Star Wars movies that the rumour mills keep turning out (can't remember if any are actually confirmed or not), while Lego Batman was an amusing parody character I struggle to see him carrying an entire movie by himself. For similar examples, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 just felt like some stuff happened, without any real meaning or arc, whilst the Puss in Boots spin-off was disappointingly unmemorable and unfunny. Not a good record really.

I would much rather Benny have his own movie.

Shut up and take my money!!!!!!!

Happiness Assassin:
Of all the brands to warrant a mega-franchise, Lego wouldn't be in dead last exactly, but it would definitely be somewhere between He-Man and Count Chocula. Yeah, it was pretty low. Not that I am complaining, the movie was good, but it is just so surreal that we are seriously talking about a Lego Movie franchise without immediately facepalming.

I think it's because there's been so many dark and gritty movies (and shows/games etc) that people have jumped on the Lego movie and games since their the complete opposite. Something Hollywood and Game publishers need to learn is that people want variety, yes I love my Star Trek and Brooding batman but I also want to have a laugh with Shrek and Emmit when the mood.

Wait, isn't this missing the point?

I fucking love Will Arnett. Love hime to absolute bits. So if this is a good thing for him, then I'm happy, regardless of whether or not it's actually a good idea for a film.

Not sure if I'll enjoy an entire movie based around this character but I'm open-minded.

You know what... I am kind of OK with this.

Arnett's Batman was one of the best characters in that movie, and one of the best Batman I have seen in a while.

This would be great, can finally see some Batman villians in action that normally would never get to the big screen.

Ugh, as if shoehorning licensed IPs into the first movie wasn't bad enough already. Their version of Batman was basically every Batman parody that's been done on the Internet since Christopher Bale supplanted Adam West, and everyone else was a random cameo that had no effect on the story. And they were all poignant reminders that even Lego can't get people to buy their toys without making them all tie-ins with some movie or cartoon.

MovieBob:
Will Arnett's Lego Batman Gets His Own MovieThe announcement coincided with the not-as-happy news that the official Lego Movie sequel had been delayed from it's May 2017 release date.
Source: THR

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And I thought last year's announcement of the Dawn of Justice ("Batman v Superman") movie for 2015 was a stretch. What's the point of announcing media that will be 2 or more following years in the works? Whatever hype that generates won't matter for a long time, even if it's by investors. Delays are too likely. Even the game Driveclub had to be pushed back a year, despite expectations that it would come out on the PS4 launch. Announcements should just state that a movie/game is being made, without estimations unless they are set for less than 1/2 a year in the future.

 

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