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All eyes are on Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Batman Movie this week to see if it can reach the same heights as its predecessor did. Building its way up to a $469 million haul at the box office, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 2014 original was a smashing success, presenting audiences with beautiful animation, an impressive voice cast and a thoughtful story that was both touching and funny in equal measure.
So far, early reactions point to the Batman spinoff being quite good as well. Our very own Matt Donato caught it this past weekend and had the following to say about it in his review:
LEGO’s Batman comedy is at its best when thumbing through a rolodex of obscure franchise references, which will please both Batfans and mainstream audiences alike.
His thoughts seem to be in line with many other critics, too, as The LEGO Batman Movie currently sits at a stunning 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. All signs point to it being a success then, and while the box office numbers still remain to be seen, we’re pretty confident that Warner Bros. has a hit on their hands here.
The studio certainly feels the same way, too, as they’ve been furiously marketing the film and with just days to go until it hits theaters, their campaign continues on strong. This time, we’ve got four posters for WB’s DC TV shows – The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Gotham. Noticeably absent is Legends of Tomorrow, but the rest of them are all here and accounted for, in LEGO form.
Yup, that’s right. As you can see in the gallery above, each series has received its very own LEGO poster in honor of The LEGO Batman Movie‘s upcoming release. It’s a clever marketing move and one that’s sure to please fans. Whether any of these characters actually show up in the spinoff will be revealed in just a few days, but regardless, it’s a fun way to celebrate the film’s arrival and those who follow along with DC’s various TV shows will surely appreciate it.
The LEGO Batman Movie will swing into theaters on February 10th, where it’ll face competition from both John Wick: Chapter 2 and Fifty Shades Darker. Which flick will you be checking out, though? Sound off in the usual place and let us know!