If there is one thing we can learn about movies based on the legendary Dark Knight – they make money, loads of it. And although we’ve just had the release of the critically mixed, but still wildly successful Batman v Superman: The… Oh you get the picture already, we are still yet to be graced with what may be the best Batman movie to ever be released.
That’s right – because The Lego Batman Movie is due to be released in 2017 and promises to be a fun ride indeed. It will certainly be a much lighter take on the character and a more humorous one, similar to the portrayal of the character from the first Lego Movie. And these trailers that have been released for the movie certainly make an appealing argument to watch the movie. After all, who needs to see a dark and gritty Batman, when you can see one who fights crime and makes us laugh at the same time.
To be honest, I’m not so sure they have enough material to keep this film fun the whole way through, but lets hope my optimism for it pays off. The first Lego movie was a really fun experience and was not afraid to throw a crazy story at you and pack in the laughs and if they can do more of the same with this sequel, I would be satisfied.
I love the way they are not trying to make this a separate film, but trying to reference all the existing Batman films into it, which I’m sure for Batman fans, will create lots of nostalgia and great self-referential humour as you get to laugh at not just this movie, but all of them as well.
And if the trailers aren’t enough for you, we also have some cool images from the movie below as well:
The film will see Will Arnett return to doing his best Christian Bale Batman impersonation and will see Batman joined by his usual entourage Alfred (Ralph Feinnes), Robin (Michael Cera), Batgirl (Rosario Dawson) and The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) to ensure maximum mayhem ensues. The film was directed by Chris McKay and written by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Do you think Affleck is the best Batman to be portrayed on-screen yet, or do you think Will Arnett should take the accolades with this portrayal?
Last Updated: March 30, 2016