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The LEGO Batman Movie
Lego Batman Movie Final Poster
Director(s):

Chris McKay[1]

Producer(s):

Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord, and Chris Miller[1]

Writer(s):

Seth Grahame-Smith[1]

Starring:

Will Arnett
Michael Cera
Ralph Fiennes
Zach Galifianakis
Rosario Dawson
Mariah Carey

Music:

Lorne Balfe[2]

Rating:

PG

First released/aired:

February 10, 2017[3]

Theme:

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The LEGO Batman Movie is a spin-off of The LEGO Movie featuring the character of Batman that will be released on February 10, 2017.

Background

In October 2014, Warner Bros. scheduled The LEGO Batman Movie, a spin-off starring Batman for 2017, which moved The LEGO Movie Sequel to 2018[4] [5]. Will Arnett is set to return to voice Batman, while Chris McKay, who was earlier attached to the sequel, will direct the film which is being written by Seth Grahame-Smith and produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Chris Miller [6]. On April 20, 2015, Warner Bros. scheduled The LEGO Batman Movie, for a February 10, 2017 release date[7] and The LEGO Movie 2 for a 2018 release. On October 25, 2014, it was reported that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had signed to write The LEGO Movie sequel.[8] In July 2015, Arnett's Arrested Development co-star Michael Cera was cast to voice Robin[9]. In August 2015, Zach Galifianakis entered final negotiations to voice the Joker [10]. In October 2015, Rosario Dawson was cast to voice Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon who later becomes the crime-fighting heroine Batgirl [11]. The following month, Ralph Fiennes was cast as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's butler [12]. Mariah Carey, although initial reports indicated she was playing Commissioner Gordon [13], was actually cast as the as-yet-unnamed Mayor of Gotham City[14].

Plot

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: “The LEGO® Batman Movie.” But there are big changes brewing in Gotham and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. [15]

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Trivia/Goofs

  • The Batman Beyond suit appears in the Batcave.
    • This is the first reference to Batman Beyond in a cinematic movie.
  • Batman is seen taking out Captain Boomerang in the first trailer via a flashback. The Scarecrow, Bane, Catwoman, and Killer Croc are also seen briefly as well. Additionally, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Clayface, and Mr. Freeze can be seen in the second trailer.
  • Joker is seen with Harley Quinn and the Kabuki Twins from "The Batman" in the third trailer. Additionally in the fourth trailer of the film, the C-rate Batman villains seen alongside Joker include: Kite-Man, Mad Hatter or Penguin, King Tut, Polka-Dot Man, Zebra Man, Eraser, Crazy Quilt, Zodiac Master, Man-Bat, and March Harriet.
  • Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Green Arrow are seen running alongside Batman in earlier trailers for the film.
  • The Gremlins from the 1984 film Gremlins make a brief cameo in the fourth trailer attacking the BatPlane.
  • The Wicked Witch of the West and several Flying Monkeys from The Wizard of Oz have been confirmed to make a cameo in the film alongside the Gremlins via a BatPlane set. They are the only villains outside of the DC Universe to make an appearance in the film. The Daleks from Doctor Who will also make an appearance in the film, as shown on a recent TV Spot for the film.
  • The movie will feature several all-new pieces and accessories: Batman uses a new utility belt piece placed in between his torso and legs, instead of having it printed on his torso; Robin has his glasses attached to his hairpiece; Alfred has a wearable shirt collar piece on his neck; and many villains, allies, and civilians feature new printings and hairpieces.
  • In the official trailer, Robin's solution to his outfit's pants problem by removing them is a nod to his original design.
  • Batman wielding the Jade Blades is a reference to the Ninjago TV series, which they were used in the fourth season. The billboard in Gotham's streets describing 'Ninjagotown' is also not only a nod to Chinatown, but also an Easter egg for the upcoming Ninjago movie in 2017.
  • In the Comi-Con Trailer towards the end, a billboard is spotted next to Ninjagotown, which states 'Lazlo's' and it shows a man with a pig mask. That is a reference to Batman villain, Lazlo Valentin/Professor Pyg, and it might be an implication that he might appear in the film.
  • Unlike most of his other counterparts, this movie's Joker has pointed teeth.
  • Throughout the film, Batman's cowl has more expression than just the eye prints.
    • Making it innacurate to the mold.
    • Unlike The LEGO Movie, his eye prints just made expressions.
  • Orca, Catman, The Mime, Calculator, Red Hood, The Mutant Leader, Calendar Man, Tarantula, and Magpie have not been seen in the fourth trailer, but they have been officially confirmed to appear in sets for the movie and all but Red Hood were seen in a recent TV spot for the film. Dr. Hugo Strange, Titano, Baby Doll, Firefly, Mad Hatter, Egghead, Gentleman Ghost, Condiment King, Killer Moth, and Doctor Phosphorus are later seen on the theatrical poster and the aforementioned extended TV Spot for the film.
  • Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Black Canary, Hawkgirl, Apache Chief, Black Vulcan, Samurai, El Dorado, the Wonder Twins (Jayna and Zan), Wonder Dog, and Gleek are also spotted in the theatrical poster and the recent extended "Joker" TV Spot of the film.

Notes

  • The film will be a spin-off of The LEGO Movie.
  • This will be the first theatrical LEGO Batman movie.
  • Like The LEGO Movie, the film will use CGI animated bricks to look like a stop-motion film.
  • Chris McKay was originally suppose to direct The LEGO Movie Sequel until he left that to direct this.
  • Parts of the film appear to cover the origins of Robin and Batgirl.
  • Billy Dee Williams previously played a pre-Two-Face Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's Batman.
  • This is the first LEGO theatrical film to be based on a licensed theme.

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