Will Arnett Teases Batman & Joker Dynamic In ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

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Thanks to success of The LEGO Movie, we’re now getting a bunch off spin-offs, including The LEGO Batman Movie, which hits theaters next year. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Will Arnett, who voices the titular superhero, revealed how he found out that Batman was getting his own LEGO-themed spin-off back in 2014:

“The returns kept coming back bigger and bigger, and we felt really good about the movie and were all out celebrating — everybody that was part of the team, the studio, the producers, the cast — and it was kind of tipped that night. ‘Alright, next up is Batman,’” Arnett recalls. “And I was like, ‘What?! Really?’ They’re like, ‘Yeah man, let’s do it.’ That’s literally how it happened.’”

Arnett then went on to talk about how he came up with the voice for the fan favorite character and how the previous Caped Crusaders helped him out with that:

“When we were first finding the Batman voice and finding what was making us laugh the first time around, it took us a beat to wade through the different things we liked and found funny about each Batman. I tried to look at all of the Batmen. Now, I feel like I’m in a zone where I’m just really lucky that I’ve got all of these great guys who played Batman before me, and the comics before that, and I get to draw on this deep well and just mix and match.”

The actor also commented on the dynamic between his character and the Joker, who will be voiced by The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis:

“Zach and I had a really fun session a little while back. I’ve known Zach forever. The dynamic we landed on for Batman and the Joker that really works for us, I would describe as… refreshing. It’s a little bit surprising. It’s not what people are accustomed to with regards to these two characters.”

Plus, here’s a brand new image from the highly anticipated movie.

The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Batman (Will Arnett)

Directed by Chris McKay, The LEGO Batman Movie features the voices of Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis and Mariah Carey. The movie opens in theaters on February 10, 2017. Are you excited?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Joseph Chaisson

    Finally we get a good Batman, Lego and the Killing Joke.

    • flavortang

      “finally” >_>

    • Joey Wabi-Sabi

      Lol did you really just say that we’re “finally” getting a good Batman? Or did I misread that? Im hoping what you meant to say was “Yay, we’re finally getting a Batman Lego movie”.

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    For the casual audience, Batman is bigger than the JL, just like Wolverine is bigger than the X-Men, i find this to be a bad thing.

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  • Worldmind

    Really looking forward to this, I absolutely adore The Lego Movie, hope this hits the same tone of humour and fun, it looks like it will. If WB get it right this film has an outside chance of beating BvS’ global box-office.

  • Worldmind

    Will Arnett nailed the voice perfectly for this light-hearted take on Batman. Whenever I see it I get the feeling “If Elvis was Batman” kind of vibe :)