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Expect The Lego Batman Movie To Be Chock-Full Of Easter Eggs, Including Batman V Superman References

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After emerging as one of the undisputed highlights of The Lego Movie with his brash and wonderfully vain attitude, Will Arnett’s Caped Crusader is being readied for his own spinoff movie in the form of The Lego Batman Movie.

It’s expected to swoop into theaters in early 2017 and, according to producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, will be packed to the rafters with all kinds of content designed for Batman aficionados.

Currently presiding over Disney and Lucasfilm’s Han Solo Anthology film, Lord and Miller are poised to pass the buck (brick?) to Chris McKay, who is not only well versed in the Lego franchise after holding the role of animation co-director on Warner’s 2014 sleeper hit, but also possess a deep understanding of the World’s Greatest Detective.

When quizzed about the offshoot by Collider, Miller stated that, “Chris McKay, the director of the movie, is a »

- Michael Briers

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"Lego Batman" Is Full Of Easter Eggs

28 June 2016 4:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Lego Movie" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are taking a step back from directing to just producing the upcoming spin-off film "The Lego Batman Movie" while they turn their attention to the Han Solo prequel film due for release in 2018.

Chris McKay is taking over as helmer and in a new interview with Collider, Miller says McKay "is a real Batman aficionado and knows really arcane stuff" which makes him the perfect man for the job. They also indicate that much of the Caped Crusader's long history will make it into the film which will be full of references for fans.

Miller says: "It is chock full of stuff for Batman aficionados. It is just a 90-minute Easter egg," Lord then adds: "and it heavily honors the comics. So, it covers all the way through to Batman v Superman," followed by Miller adding: "all the way through and to the future. »

- Garth Franklin

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Who Is the Secret Narrator of Star Wars?

22 April 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope broke new ground in more ways than one, dazzling fans with these stories set "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." The opening crawl from this original classic became a hallmark of the franchise, with the scrolling text setting up the adventure that would follow on the big screen. As it turns out, though, the opening crawl text from all the Star Wars movies actually comes from a narrator, who until now, was anonymous.

In 2014, Chris Taylor published a book dubbed How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise, where the journalist delves through the history of this multi-billion dollar franchise. The author reveals in his book that, on the set of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, franchise creator George Lucas revealed what he called his »

- MovieWeb

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Trailer Number Two Arrives For The Lego Batman Movie

28 March 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Well, there really is something for everybody. While some of the criticism levelled at Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – which is currently dominating the box office after a three-year build up of anticipation – concerns the characterization of Batman and Superman, The Lego Batman Movie is here to remind us that there are more versions of The Dark Knight than most other characters in existence.

Parodying the darkness of the Caped Crusader, The Lego Batman Movie expands upon the version of the legendary character that was introduced to us in 2014’s groundbreaking, smash-hit blockbuster, The Lego Movie. Brilliantly voiced by Will Arnett, this comedic Batman is the centre of his own universe – overly enamoured with his own brand, and prone to over-estimate his own skill-set. Make no mistake – this is a family-friendly Batman that everyone can love.

“In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The Lego® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, »

- Sarah Myles

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‘Lego Batman Movie’ Gets Another Super Trailer

28 March 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“When you’re as super as me, you don’t get just one trailer, you get two trailers in one week,” Batman says in the new sneak peek at “The Lego Batman Movie.”

Warner Bros. released a second teaser on Monday for the upcoming animated film — a few days after dropping the first trailer.

After getting hungry in the first promo, Will Arnett’s Dark Knight gets emotional in the new video as he talks to a family portrait hanging in Wayne Manor.

“Hey mom, hey dad. I saved the city again today. I think you would have been really proud,” he says before kicking Alfred, who sneaks up on him.

Alfred (voiced by Ralph Fiennes) then asks if he was looking at family photos again.

“Sir, I’ve seen you go through similar phases in 2016 and 2012 and 2008 and 2005 and 1997 and 1995 and 1992 and 1989 and that weird one in 1966,” Alfred says. »

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'Lego Batman Movie' Trailer #2 Goes Inside Wayne Manor

28 March 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just last week, we got the first trailer for The Lego Batman Movie. Today, we get a second trailer that goes deep inside Wayne Manor with Bruce. According to this hardcore street vigilante, The Lego Batman Movie is vastly superior to The Lego Movie because it revolves strictly around the iconic DC Comics superhero. As he explains, when you are as super as the Dark Knight, you don't get one trailer, you get Two trailers in one week!

The latest The Lego Batman Movie trailer goes deep inside Wayne Manor. Bruce Wayne is seen having a heart to heart with his dead parents. He then mistakes Alfred for an intruder and kicks him into a piano. The trusty butler has discovered that Bruce is mourning the loss of his mom and dad, and then rattles off all of the times when he last retreated to the den to stare at his vast photo gallery, »

- MovieWeb

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Second Teaser Trailer for 'The Lego Batman Movie' is Here!

28 March 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a second teaser trailer for The Lego Batman Movie featuring the voice talents of Will ArnettMichael CeraZach GalifianakisRosario DawsonRalph Fiennes, and Mariah Carey.

Chris McKay directed the film from a screenplay written by Seth Grahame-Smith

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. 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 Movie is set to hit theaters on February 10, 2017.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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"The Lego Batman Movie"

25 March 2016 4:10 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ "The Lego Batman Movie", the 2017 3D computer-animated action comedy feature, directed by Chris McKay, starring Will Arnett as 'Batman', Ralph Fiennes as 'Alfred Pennyworth', Rosario Dawson as 'Batgirl' /'Barbara Gordon', Michael Cera as 'Robin', Zach Galifianakis as 'The Joker' and Mariah Carey as the 'Mayor of Gotham City':

"...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. 

"But there are big changes brewing in 'Gotham' and if he wants to save the city from 'The Joker' and his hostile takeover...

"...Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Lego Batman Movie"... 

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- Michael Stevens

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'Lego Batman Movie' Trailer Has Arrived

24 March 2016 7:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, during Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s post-Oscars show, a "deleted scene" from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was shown, featuring Jimmy Kimmel's discarded role as a man who unmasks both Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill). This scene also featured a special cameo from Will Arnett, who revealed that he is Lego Batman in the new spinoff of The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie. Warner Bros. decided to give us our first look at The Lego Batman Movie, on the eve of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's release, with the first photos and a poster, and today we have the very first trailer.

The photos that debuted last week gave us our first look at Will Arnett as Lego Batman himself, along with Lego versions of the Batcave and his Batwing, but they didn't feature any other characters from this upcoming animated movie. »

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The Dark Knight Saves the City Again in ‘Lego Batman Movie’ First Trailer

24 March 2016 7:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The first trailer for Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Batman Movie” arrived online Thursday — the same day that the other Batman movie (“Batman v Superman”) hits theaters.

Will Arnett voices the Caped Crusader, who beatboxes while “laying down some dope tracks” before dropping the mic and introducing the teaser.

“I saved the city again. It was off the chain,” Batman tells his computer as he enters the Batcave to the tune of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow.”

He then treats himself to some Lobster Thermidor, which Alfred has left in the fridge.

“I deserve this today. Today I deserve it,” he says in between bites.

Lego Batman first appeared in 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” which grossed almost $470 million worldwide.

“Lego Batman Movie” — a spinoff of “The Lego Movie” — also stars Michael Cera, who voices Robin. Rosario Dawson is Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes is Alfred Pennyworth, Zach Galifianakis is the Joker and »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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‘Lego Batman Movie’ First Trailer: Will Arnett Drops the Mic (Video)

24 March 2016 7:05 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In the first trailer for the “Lego Batman Movie,” the Caped Crusader voiced by Will Arnett starts things off with some sick beat boxing before we get to see him make his way through the Bat Cave. Lego Batman also made an appearance in “The Lego Movie,” which grossed nearly $470 million worldwide in 2014. The Warner Bros. film will also feature the voices of Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Maria Carey, Michael Cera, and Zach GalifianakisChris McKay directed with Seth Grahame-Smith writing the screenplay. See video: 'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer Gets Lego Makeover The release of the trailer »

- Joe Otterson

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Watch 'The Lego Batman Movie' Teaser Trailer Here!

24 March 2016 6:31 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the teaser trailer for The Lego Batman Movie featuring the voice talents of Will ArnettMichael CeraZach GalifianakisRosario DawsonRalph Fiennes, and Mariah Carey.

Chris McKay directed the film from a screenplay written by Seth Grahame-Smith

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. 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 Movie is set to hit theaters on February 10, 2017.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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The Dark Knight Returns in First Trailer For ‘The Lego Batman Movie’

24 March 2016 6:03 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In the last few days it’s become abundantly clear that we won’t be getting an even remotely decent Batman movie this year, but in early 2017, it’s looking much more promising. Instead of following up The Lego Movie with a direct sequel (that’s coming in May 2018), Warner Bros. went ahead and produced a spin-off surrounding Will Arnett‘s angsty, hilarious Batman character. Aptly titled The Lego Batman Movie, the first trailer has now arrived, which shows off our lead character in his lonely existence in the Batcave.

“Batman is an island onto himself, the only thing he doesn’t have is relationships. We’re making About a Boy as directed by (action director) Michael Mann,” director Chris McKay tells USA Today. “We thought if we can tell a well-rounded, funny story that’s action-packed, we can build a big movie around this character. This is the movie we would want to see. »

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'Lego Batman Movie' Poster Shines Its Batsignal

22 March 2016 5:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, fans got their first look at The Lego Batman Movie with photos featuring Will Arnett's title character. We also reported yesterday that the trailer is debuting Wednesday, March 23. Thankfully, we have something else to tide us over today. Earlier, Will Arnett took to his Twitter account, to unveil the official poster.

Unfortunately, the poster doesn't give us a look at Lego Batman himself, or any other characters from this upcoming animated movie. The one-sheet does give us a glimpse at Lego Batman's Batsignal, which even includes a glimpse at the Gotham City skyline embedded in this insignia. Hopefully we'll get to see more of this Lego version of Gotham City itself when the trailer debuts tomorrow.

Will Arnett voiced the mini-fig version of Batman in The Lego Movie, which went on to become a box office hit, taking in $257.7 million domestically and $469.1 million worldwide, from a $60 million budget. »

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The Lego Batman Movie Poster Features A Brick Bat-Symbol

22 March 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following that first batch of official stills from The Lego Batman Movie, actor Will Arnett, who will once again provide the voice for the titular Caped Crusader, has taken to Twitter to unveil the first teaser poster for the highly anticipated Lego Movie spinoff.

There’s not really a whole lot to the one-sheet, but it does feature a cool Lego brick version of the now iconic Bat-symbol – and if you look closely you’ll catch a glimpse of Gotham’s skyline.

The Batman character from The Lego Movie was easily the highlight, though pretty much everything about Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s animated adventure was… well, awesome. The directing duo won’t be back for this outing however, as it’s Chris McKay sitting behind the camera and working from a script by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter creator Seth Grahame-Smith. So, it’s understandable then that fans are »

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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ poster revealed by Will Arnett

22 March 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lego Batman Movie poster: Will Arnett gives us our first look on Twitter.

The first Lego Batman Movie poster has been revealed on Twitter by the film’s vocal lead, Will Arnett. The poster comes after this morning’s debut of the first images from The Lego Batman Movie, which you can see over here.

The film is set for release in 2017, and will be a spin-off from the poplar Christopher Miller and Phil Lord directed The Lego Movie, which was released a couple of years back. The duo produce this new spin-off with Chris McKay taking over the directing duties. McKay comes from working on The Lego Movie (he was the film’s editor), and directing episodes of the hugely popular Robot Chicken TV series.

The Lego Batman Movie poster comes as we await the debut of the first trailer, which we’re told is imminent. Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, »

- Paul Heath

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First Lego Batman Movie Images Released

22 March 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In case you weren’t getting a big enough Batman fix this week, the first images from the upcoming Lego Batman Movie have been released. To be blunt, it looks awesome.

In the same week that audiences will see Batman take on Superman in Dawn of Justice, they’re also being treated to the first images of the Caped Crusader in little Danish block form.

The images appear to show Batman looking much more buoyant as a Lego man, which suggests that the film will take the same tone with the character as it did with The Lego MovieWill Arnett, reprising the role, will be joined by Ralph Fiennes as the voice of Alfred Pennyworth, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, Michael Cera as Robin/Dick Grayson and Zack Galifianakis as The Joker.

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Returning Batman to the more traditional surroundings of Gotham City, the story is reported »

- James Rutherford

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"Lego Batman" Is "Mann's About A Boy"

22 March 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

On Wednesday we'll get to see a first look at the trailer for "The Lego Batman Movie", but I got treated to a sneak peek of it myself last night.

Set almost entirely around Wayne Manor's spacious living room, the scene involves Batman (Will Arnett) brooding over his dead parents and concern expressed by Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) over his previous 'episodes' which will make sense when you see the trailer.

Speaking about the film following those premiere photos in yesterday's USA Today, director Chris McKay described the plot as Batman finding his world upended when his main relationship with his butler Alfred is challenged by the introduction of Dick Grayson (Michael Cera) and Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson).

To put it more succinctly, McKay describes the film thus: "Batman is an island onto himself, the only thing he doesn't have is relationships. We're making About a Boy as directed by (action director) Michael Mann. »

- Garth Franklin

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Come Get A Sneak Peak At 'The Lego Batman Movie'!

22 March 2016 7:02 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It's fair to say that Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) was a scene-stealer in The Lego Movie, which is one of the reasons why no one was surprised when it was announced that The Lego Batman Movie was on the way to the big screen. This time around, Chris McKay- who served as the animation director for the first film- is at the helm, and he offered USA Today a glimpse of what's to come.

Here are a few new stills from The Lego Batman Movie:

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"We thought if we can tell a well-rounded, funny story that’s action-packed, we can build a big movie around this character,” says McKay, of the creative team's goal for Lego Batman. “This is the movie we would want to see. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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The Lego Batman Movie: First images arrive

22 March 2016 12:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Timed perfectly for the release of this week’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice are these first five images from the planned Lego Batman Movie. We are being promised a first trailer for the animated movie later this week too. Of course, we’ll bring you that as soon as it arrives.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who brought us the wonderful The Lego Movie a couple of months back, are producing the spin-off, and Chris McKay is directing. Will Arnett will reprise his role in voicing the title character.

These images debuted on USA Today. Take a look.

The film arrives in cinemas on February 10th, 2017.

The post The Lego Batman Movie: First images arrive appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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