The Dark Knight Sports a Gold Tuxedo in New Photo From THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Warner Bros. has released a new photo from The LEGO Batman Movie of The Dark Knight dressed up in a way we've never seen before! He's sporting a very sparkly gold tuxedo, which is part of a dress-up montage that will be in the movie. Director Chris McKay explains what this whole thing is all about in an interview with EW:

“In all the Batman movies, there’s always a big gala, but one of the things Batman doesn’t like doing is going out and seeing people and carousing as Bruce Wayne. He thinks Bruce Wayne is a bummer. He’d much rather be doing Batmanny things. But fortunately Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) entices him to come out of the Batcave by telling him, ‘Look, if you go out tonight to this gala, you can have a tuxedo dress-up party.’ So in this shot, this is one of the many tuxedos that Batman tries in a sort of dress-up party montage like Sex and the City.”

He went on to say:

“How do you get Batman to come out? What does Batman like? What do they do in Batman movies like this, where there’s always a gala, everyone’s always dressed up, and there’s always some kind of confrontation? We wanted to have fun and have things that were silly and ridiculous and also very LEGO-y: The fact that you can just pop different costumes on people really fast, which is something we did in the first movie.”

The movie certainly does look silly and ridiculous, but in the best possible ways! McKay also reveals that the dress-up montage is backed by the Al Jarreau song “Girls Know How,” which is a reference to the 1982 Michael Keaton and Henry Winkler movie Night Shift. The director loves that movie and says, “It’s fun to ‘70s up the production design and have something wild and expressive and colorful, but I also like filling out movie references in the movies that we do.”

The LEGO Batman Movie will be released in theaters on February 10th, 2017. There's no doubt in my mind that it's going to offer some hilariously funny entertainment. 

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