Master Builders, rejoice! Warner Brothers has announced Will Arnett’s return as the voice of Batman in a LEGO Movie spinoff coming in 2017.
With The LEGO Movie standing firm as the highest-grossing animated film of 2014, an eventual sequel in development and a LEGO Ninjago film coming in 2016, the LEGO-verse is having a pretty great year. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the LEGO Movie version of Batman will be getting his own film as well.
Voiced with Christian Bale–spoofing hilarity by comedian Will Arnett, The LEGO Movie’s version of the Dark Knight painted him as a brooding, sarcastic egoist. I’d argue that Batman had the best lines and moments in The LEGO Movie, which says a lot for a film so full of rich and memorable characters.
The LEGO Batman movie is due out in 2017 and reported to be directed by Chris McKay, Animation Supervisor of The LEGO Movie, and written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter). In the meantime, LEGO Batman fans can look forward to LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the third installment in the popular videogame series coming to consoles on November 11th. In the game, LEGO Batman is voiced by Troy Baker.