Will Arnett’s Caped Crusader confronts his greatest fear in the latest – and possibly greatest – trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie, Warner Bros.’ Gotham-centric spinoff that’s due to swoop into theaters in February.
Headed up by Chris Weitz – with producing support from The LEGO Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller – LEGO Batman finds the World’s Greatest Detective at a particularly lonely point in his life of fighting crime and saving the day. Housed up deep within the bowels of the Batcave with only his loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) for company, it’s only when the overly enthused Robin (Michael Cera) stumbles into his secretive domain that Will Arnett’s bite-sized hero springs into action.
And not a moment too soon. Thanks to the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) wicked ways, Gotham is pushed to the brink once more, and in today’s all-new snippet, we see Bats seek the help of Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson). Rather than her traditional Batgirl/Oracle role, Dawson’s confidant appears to enjoy a greater chunk of screentime here. Mariah Carey also stars as the Mayor of Gotham.
The LEGO Batman Movie is set to arrive on February 10, 2017, when Weitz’s spinoff will be facing stiff competition from both Fifty Shades Darker and action sequel John Wick: Chapter 2.
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.