The Lego Batman Movie will hit theaters soon and according to director Chris McKay it will poke fun at the Caped Crusaders cinematic history and the gritty state of recent DC comics based films. However, that mocking appears to be all in good fun as McKay recently told De Pelicula TV that he would love to work on a live-action DC film.
McKay called the film a sort of audition piece for the type of live-action DC film he could produce.
“The movie, obviously, works as an audition for the kind of filmmaking that I would want to bring to the table. And if you don’t think that I’m not hanging outside of Geoff Johns’ office when I’m on the lot every week, hanging out, hoping that he’s going to notice me… yeah, I definitely would love to do a live-action DC movie. I love these characters and this world. So yeah, I’d love to be a part of it.”
At first, McKay’s history with comedies, including episodes of the series Robot Chicken, wouldn’t seem like the best fit for the dark tone of the DC Extended Universe. However, fans have been promised that Justice League will be the start of a brighter and more hopeful future for the DCEU, which may result in films more suited to McKay’s lighter and comedic talents.
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.
Directed by Chris McKay, the film features the voice talent of Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Mariah Carey as Mayor Grange, Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent/Two-Face and Michael Cera as Dick Grayson/Robin,
The Lego Batman Movie will be released in theaters on February 10, 2017