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Christopher Miller talks The Lego Movies version of Batman

In issue 216 of Total Film magazine , The Lego Movie (opens in new tab) co-director Christopher Miller offers us an insight into how he's bringing Batman back to the big screen – in Lego form.

Inside the issue - which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad (opens in new tab) - Miller reveals that he and co-director Phil Lord ( Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (opens in new tab) ) took a different approach to the Bat than Nolan and Bale.

“Our vision of Batman is very aware that he's a wealthy millionaire on top of being a super-cool hero," Miller says.

"Will Arnett brings a lot to the character. The character is a little bit more egotistical and self-involved than other stuff we've seen him in. But in the end, he's still a hero and does the right thing and is a badass."

The director adds that he met with Zack Snyder to make sure there was no cross-over between The Lego Movie and Warner Bros' own DC properties.

"We sat down with Zack Snyder and his team about it," Miller reveals. "I said we're making our own universe and they have nothing to do with it."

The Lego Movie o pens in the UK on 14 February 2014.

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