Ben Affleck's brooding take on the Dark Knight hits the big screen this week in Batman v Superman. Before then we'll get to see a different side to the character in the first trailer for The Lego Batman Movie that's due to arrive tomorrow. To tide you over in the meantime, feast your eyes on this first bunch of images from the Caped Crusader's solo brick flick.
The snaps arrive courtesy of USA Today, along with a brief bit of info on what we can expect from Will Arnett's Batman. After he stole the show in the first Lego Movie, he's now kicking back in his private quarters with his butler, Alfred. “The Batcave is even better than we remembered it, it’s awesome," says Arnett. "But I also love getting into the ho-hum day-to-day of being Batman and what it’s like to fight crime each day. Like the idea of Batman oversleeping his alarm clock makes me laugh. It really does humanize him."
It won't just be about Batman's leisure time, though. His entire world changes when he meets Dick Grayson (aka Robin) and Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl), along with tons of other superhero friends. And, as expected, there'll be a lot of chuckles. “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,” adds director Chris McKay, who sums up the tone of the film perfectly by describing it as: "About a Boy as directed by Michael Mann."
Is it tomorrow yet?
Directed by Chris McKay and featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, The Lego Batman Movie opens in the UK and US on February 10, 2017.
Images: Warner Bros.