“The Lego Batman Movie” due in February 2017

Announced some time ago, “The Lego Batman Movie” is now definitely a project going ahead by Warner Bros. There’s been various direct-to-video movies featuring a Lego Batman, but this film is a spinoff of the hit film “The Lego Movie.” “The Lego Batman Movie” will be released in February 2017, with Will Arnett voicing the blocky Dark Knight.

“The Lego Movie” ultimately made $469 million worldwide at the box office (on a $60 million budget), and has a 96% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Between that and Batman’s popularity (both in “The Lego Movie” and overall), it’s not surprising they’re making this followup film.

I expect “The Lego Batman Movie” will be much better received than “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which as of this writing is going just as I predicted would happen: critics dislike it; fans are divided at best; the general public has largely shrugged before moving on to the next film; and the film is financially successful, but not widely beloved.

Here’s one of the initial trailers for the new movie.

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