New Photos Reveal Joker, Robin, and More From THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
We've already seen a couple of great teaser trailers for The LEGO Batman Movie, and now we're finally getting our first look (via USA Today) at the supporting characters that will surround Will Arnett's blocky version of The Dark Knight. He's reprising his role from 2014's The LEGO Movie, and in his solo adventure that's directed by Chris McKay, he's joined by Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Michael Cera as Robin, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, and Mariah Carey as Mayor Marion Grange.
While another trailer will debut this week during Comic-Con, the outlet has revealed a bit about the plot of the film: Batman doesn't think the Joker is a worthy opponent, and this causes the Joker to lash out:
"The Joker sees himself on the same level as Batman, a peer, at the top of the game," director Chris McKay says. "But Batman says that’s not the case, which sends Joker into a spiral trying to prove to Batman that he is indeed the greatest enemy."
After describing Cera's take on Robin as "a super-positive kid who always sees the glass half-full," McKay also dropped some good news for fans of Easter eggs:
"We’re going deep in Batman lore and DC Comics lore," McKay says. "Batman's Rogues Gallery is going to be completely filled out in Lego."
Check out the new photos below, and stay tuned for that trailer later this week. The LEGO Batman Movie hits theaters on February 10, 2017.
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.