After the major success that was The Lego Movie in 2014 that pulled in over $469 million dollars at the box office, we are finally getting closer to the release of its upcoming spin-off: The Lego Batman Movie, as Will Arnett’s Batman from The Lego Movie was a show stealer. Recently, Collider spoke with the film’s producers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who both directed and wrote the first Lego installment, about the tone of the film and how the movie feels like a long and fantastic Easter Egg.
Lord: “There is no favoritism, and there are no limits”
Miller: “Chris McKay, the director of the movie, is a real Batman aficionado and knows really arcane stuff that was only in one issue of the comic book in 1972, and that sort of thing. So, it is chock full of stuff for Batman aficionados. It is just a 90-minute Easter egg.”
Lord also responded with the following:
“And it heavily honors the comics. So, it covers all the way through to Batman v Superman”
“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.”
The Lego Batman, featuring 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 and Michael Cera as Dick Grayson/Robin, opens in theaters on February 10, 2017.