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‘Lego Batman’ Is the Perfect Counterpoint to WB’s DC Universe

13 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Time to rip off this Band-Aid: The Lego Movie 2 is being postponed. I know how you must feel — take as much time as you need to fume, or sob, or ragepunch a hole through a few fully built Lego sets. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Lego Movie 2 is being pushed into some shadowy date beyond 2017, because — and here’s the good news (our anti-Band-Aid) — their priority is now a Lego Batman movie. Feel better? You probably should, because Warner Bros. is doting on Lego Batman with the same care and devotion it had for The Lego Movie 2 (unlike the solely-to-sell-toys-no-adult-can-pronounce Lego Ninjago spin-off). It’ll be directed by Chris McKay, animation supervisor on the first Lego Movie, and produced by Lego wonderpair Phil Lord and Chris Miller. This, as you may recall, was the same setup for The Lego Movie 2. Will Arnett is set to return as cinema’s most dickheaded version »

- Adam Bellotto

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Movie News: 'Lego Batman' Spin-off Movie Coming; Chilling 'The Woman in Black: Angel of Death' Teaser

13 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Lego Batman: Almost as soon as The Lego Movie became a smash hit earlier this year, we heard about a spin-off coming in 2016 (Ninjago), plus two sequels set for 2017 and 2018. Now comes word that another Lego spin-off movie, this one featuring Batman (and the voice of Will Arnett), is being fast-tracked, aimed for release in 2017, with the sequels getting bumped back. Chris McKay, slated to direct the first sequel, will instead helm the Batman spin-off, based on a script by Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows). [Heat Vision]   Guardians of the Galaxy: The characters featured in this summer's live-action blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy were born in the pages of Marvel comic books, and next year they'll move on to yet another medium, as the stars of their own...

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News Briefs: 'Lego Batman' Spin-off Movie to Come Before Sequels; 'Guardians' Get TV Show

12 October 2014 9:10 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Lego Batman: Almost as soon as The Lego Movie became a smash hit earlier this year, we heard about a spin-off coming in 2016 (Ninjago), plus two sequels set for 2017 and 2018. Now comes word that another Lego spin-off movie, this one featuring Batman (and the voice of Will Arnett), is being fast-tracked for release in 2017 before the sequels. Chris McKay, slated to direct the first sequel, will instead helm the Batman spin-off based on a script by Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows). [Heat Vision]...

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News Briefs: 'Lego Batman' Spin-off Movie to Come Before Sequels; 'Guardians' Get TV Show

12 October 2014 9:10 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Lego Batman: Almost as soon as The Lego Movie became a smash hit earlier this year, we heard about a spin-off coming in 2016 (Ninjago), plus two sequels set for 2017 and 2018. Now comes word that another Lego spin-off movie, this one featuring Batman (and the voice of Will Arnett), is being fast-tracked for release in 2017 before the sequels. Chris McKay, slated to direct the first sequel, will instead helm the Batman spin-off based on a script by Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows). [Heat Vision]...

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The Lego Movie Batman Character Spin-Off Film in the Works

12 October 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

He's Batman alright, and apparently Warner Bros. is so smitten with The Lego Movie incarnation of the Dark Knight that they're giving the caped crusader his own Lego Batman movie. No Bat pun required.

The Hollywood Reporter is citing inside sources that claim The Lego Movie animation supervisor Chris McKay is set to direct the Lego Batman movie with Seth Grahame-Smith writing the screenplay.

McKay was originally attached to direct The Lego Movie 2 and that film was slotted into a 2017 release date. If McKay is indeed jumping to Lego Batman and that project is taking precedent at Warner Bros., expect Lego Batman in 2017 and The Lego Movie sequel in 2018 or later.

The Lego Movie Batman voice actor Will Arnett will return and bring the brooding, self-absorbed superhero to life once again as the headline character. There are no story details available at this time so it's unknown whether the »

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Lego Batman Scores His Own Spin-Off Movie

12 October 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Chris Pratt's Emmet may have been the star and focus of The Lego Movie, but one of the undoubted highlights of this year’s animated success was the arrogant, self-satisfied and, most importantly, orphan-status-obsessed Batman, voiced by Will Arnett. Warner Bros. has taken note of the attention and is pushing a Bat-centric spin-off into production.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lego Movie animation supervisor and co-editor Chris McKay is switching his focus from the in-development Lego Movie sequel to concentrate instead on getting Batman ready for his close-up in a potential 2017 release slot. Dark Shadows script man Seth Grahame-Smith is in charge of putting words in Arnett’s mouth, as the actor will reprise his none-more-gravelly delivery for the new film.Nothing is known about the plot for this one yet, but presumably it will once again see Batman act like he's the coolest guy in the world and »

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Lego Batman movie in the works

11 October 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

One of the best-received characters in The Lego Movie is getting his own movie. Look out for Lego Batman in 2017...

The Lego Movie was a huge hit this year, and it's no surprise that talks of a sequel surfaced shortly after its release. What we're now hearing, however, is that Warner is planning to push back the direct sequel to The Lego Movie in favour of a spin-off starring one of the first film's most popular characters: Batman, voiced by Will Arnett.

Chris McKay, the animation supervisor from The Lego Movie, is now said to be directing Lego Batman as well as The Lego Movie 2. Seth Grahame-Smith is set to write the script, while Arnett will again play the slightly obnoxious yet very funny plastic incarnation of the Caped Crusader.

What Warner seems to be planning is a Lego movie for each year after 2015. There's a Ninjago film scheduled »

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Warners Fast Tracks Batman Lego Movie

10 October 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has put a "Lego Batman" feature film spinoff on a fast track into production.

Will Arnett voiced the character in this year's "The Lego Movie" and stole many of the film's key scenes. As a result, this solo outing for the character is expected to take priority over the in-development "The Lego Movie" sequel.

It's also nabbing that film's director, Chris McKay, and potentially its release date as Warners recently moved "The Lego Movie 2" off its proposed May 26th 2017 release date. While they haven't officially slotted "Lego Batman" into that slot, the spin-off film is expected to score a 2017 release.

No word on what other cast members from "The Lego Movie" will appear in the spin-off. Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Roy Lee and Dan Lin are producing while Seth Grahame-Smith will pen the screenplay.

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Lego Batman Gets His Own Movie

10 October 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

There is no denying that The Lego Movie was huge success, and it seems Warner bros. are eager to capitalise on that success, with a Ninjago movie, based on Lego's ninja themed line, set for release September 23rd 2016, and now word has reached us, courtesy of THR, that a Lego Batman spin-off has being put put on the fast track. Will Arnett will reprise his role, which turned out to be one of the scene stealers (all together now, "Darkness! No Parents!"), from the original, and the movie is eyeing a 2017 release, possibly the original release date for the now delayed The Lego Movie 2. Chris McKay, animation supervisor on the The Lego Movie, will take on directing duties, working from a script by Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter scribe Seth Grahame-Smith. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Warner Bros. Greenlight A Solo Lego Batman Movie

10 October 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One of the delights this year both commercially and indeed critically was the Phil Lord and Chris Miller smash The Lego Movie. When the film’s takings went through the roof upon release, Warner Bros. instantly greenlit a sequel and announced that it would likely hit cinemas in 2017. Well, it seems that the big-wigs at the studio have re-thought their plans and decided to release a stand-alone movie based around Will Arnett’s Batman instead. The new film will be released in the same year and The Lego Movie 2’s helmer Chris MacKay will done the director’s megaphone for the solo Batman movie instead.

Heat Vision report the news adding that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter scribe Seth Grahame-Smith will write the screenplay and Arnett will return to provide the voice of the Caped Crusader. Lord and Miller will produce.

We will be seeing a Lego movie prior to that one though, »

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Everything is awesome because Lego Batman is getting his own movie

10 October 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

There were many reasons by The Lego Movie was awesome.  But let’s face it, Will Arnett as Lego Batman was the real highlight.  Now, because Batman is as cool when he’s 1.5 inches tall as he is when he’s rocking a rubber batsuit and looks like [insert any actor to ever play Batman.  Ever], he’s moving into the tiny Lego spotlight.

That’s right, with the sequel to The Lego Movie currently on hold, Batman is getting his own spin-off.  The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Chris McKay, who served as the animation supervisor on The Lego Movie was set to direct the sequel but will now move to direct the Batman Lego movie with a script by Seth Grahame-Smith.  Smith knows a thing or two about darkness and no parents as the author behind the novel and subsequent screenplay for the movie adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

The Lego Movie co-director and co-writer Chris Miller »

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'Lego Batman' Spinoff Movie Planned for 2017

10 October 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. is putting a Lego Batman movie spinoff from this year's blockbuster The Lego Movie on the fast track for production, with the project taking precedence over The Lego Movie 2, which has been pushed back from its already announced May 26, 2017 release date.

Will Arnett is set to reprise his voice role as Batman from The Lego Movie, with director Chris McKay, who signed on to direct The Lego Movie 2 back in March, now set to direct this Batman spin-off. Author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith is providing the screenplay.

The studio is eyeing a 2017 release for this Batman spin-off, which may take The Lego Movie 2's now-vacated May 26, 2017 release date. Warner Bros. already set a September 23, 2016 release date for another spin-off, Ninjago. It isn't known when exactly The Lego Movie 2 will hit theaters, but it will presumably happen some time after 2017.

Roy Lee and Dan Lin are producing »

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Lego Batman spin-off movie in the works

10 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Lego Movie is reportedly getting a Batman spin-off.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project will be fast-tracked and is expected to be released in 2017, before The Lego Movie 2.

This means that The Lego Movie 2's current May 26, 2017 release is likely to be pushed back to 2018 or later, with the spinoff possibly taking over its date.

Chris McKay, who was lined up to direct The Lego Movie 2, will now work on the Batman spin-off next instead.

The script is being written by Seth Grahame-Smith, and Will Arnett will be returning as the voice of Batman.

The next film in the Lego franchise is a Ninjago spinoff due on September 24, 2016, and Warner Brothers apparently has other Lego Movie titles planned. »

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Lego Batman to Get His Own Movie

10 October 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Dark Knight is rising at Warner Bros, this time as his own Lego movie.

Chris McKay, who supervised animation on “The Lego Movie,” is directing the script from Seth Grahame-Smith. Roy Lee and Dan Lin are returning as producers along with “Lego” directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Will Arnett will again voice the Caped Crusader, who mimicked Christian Bale’s Batman basso profundo voice in “The Lego Movie” and filled the film with quips such as “I only work in black and sometimes very, very dark grey.”

The Lego Batman project will apparently go before Warner’s Lego sequel. In February, after “The Lego Movie” opened, the studio announced that it had set the sequel to open on May 26, 2017 and that screenwriters Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan had been hired to write the script.

The studio had no comment Friday about the fate of the sequel or when »

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‘Lego Batman’ Spinoff Set at Warner Bros.

10 October 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Everything is awesome when Lego Batman gets his own spinoff. Chris Miller, director of “The Lego Movie”, confirmed via Twitter that “Lego Batman” was a go at Warner Bros. A spokesman for the studio declined comment to TheWrap. Chris McKay is set to direct the film. He was originally slated to direct the sequel to the “Lego Movie,” but that film's release date has been pushed back in favor of the superhero spinoff. “It's true. So excited,” Miller tweeted. Also read: Warner Bros. Reverses Course, Allows Viral Lego Seth Grahame-Smith will pen the screenplay with Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller producing. »

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Warner Bros. Developing Batman Lego Spin-Off Film with Will Arnett

10 October 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Batman was one of the most entertaining characters in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's The Lego Movie. He was absolutely hilarious and stole every scene that he was in. Warner Bros. is going to take advantage of the situation and develop a Batman Lego spin-off movie, which is freakin' awesome! 

The animation supervisor on The Lego Movie, Chris McKay, was set to direct the sequel. That sequel has now been pushed back, and the Batman spin-off movie is being put on the fast track with Mckay now directing Lego Batman instead. It's also being written by Seth Grahame-Smith who wrote the novel Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and the screenplay for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows.

Will Arnett is also set to reprise his role as the voice of the Caped Crusader. Lord and Miller are attached to the film as producers, so hopefully the movie will still include their »

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The Lego Movie Is Giving This Character A Spin-Off

10 October 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Lego Movie was a smash hit. For a while, it was the highest-grossing movie of 2014, and it has inspired a sequel, which we thought we were going to see in theaters on May 26, 2017. (More on that in a second.) But why stop there? The original now is going to inspire a spinoff film, with one of the most popular characters from that movie. THR reports that Will Arnett will voice a Lego Batman in a solo Batman movie directed by Chris McKay. Not only is it coming, the movie is getting fast-tracked, likely taking the slot of The Lego Movie 2, which we now hear is going to be pushed back. Seth Grahame-Smith actually is going to pen the screenplay for this Batman movie, and Warner wants it in theaters in 2017. Chris Miller, co-director of the original The Lego Movie, confirmed the movie on Twitter with this hysterical Lego »

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'Lego Movie's' Batman to star in spin-off film in 2017

10 October 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Move over, Ben Affleck. "The Lego Movie's" hilariously mopey and gravelly-voiced Batman -- voiced by Will Arnett -- is getting his own spin-off film, and it may be in theaters before the official "Lego Movie" sequel. Warner Bros.' original plan was to get "Lego Movie 2" in theaters in 2017, following the initial spin-off "Ninjago," which is still scheduled for September 23, 2016. However, the official sequel is reportedly being pushed back to an unfixed date, in order to fast-track a "Lego Batman" spin-off, which is now aiming for a relatively quick 2017 release, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The move puts "Lego Batman" in theaters just one year after Warners' own 2016 live-action film "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice," which will star Affleck as the Caped Crusader and "Man of Steel's" Henry Cavill as Superman. it's the second film in an "Avengers"-style crossover universe; "Justice League" -- expected in 2018 -- »

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Lego Batman Movie Fast Tracked at WB; Will Arnett Returns to Voice

10 October 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It was only matter of time, but this is still mostly good news to me.  After the phenomenal success of The Lego Movie (and a delay in production on The Lego Movie 2) Warner Bros. is fast-tracking a spinoff in the form of a Lego Batman movie.  Will Arnett, whose character was a highlight of the amazing first film, will return to voice the hilarious character.  Chris McKay, who acted as animation supervisor on the first film and was attached to direct the sequel, will how helm this picture. Lego Batman will be written by Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter scribe Seth Grahame-Smith and is targeting a 2017 release date.  Hit the jump for more on the Lego Batman movie. THR broke the news of the spinoff.  Lego Batman will still open after Ninjago hits on September 23rd, 2016.    Roy Lee, Dan Lin, and original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller »

- Evan Dickson

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'Lego Batman' Spinoff Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.

10 October 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Lego incarnation of Batman proved to be so popular in the Warner Bros. hit The Lego Movie that he is getting his own big-screen spinoff. Not only that, the movie is being fast-tracked. Chris McKay, the animation supervisor on Lego Movie, was initially set to direct that project's sequel. However, the movie is being pushed back and McKay is now helming the Lego Batman movie, which is being written by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. Warners is eyeing a 2017 release for the spinoff, possibly even the original date for Lego Movie 2. The next Lego movie is

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