Warner Bros. is currently in production or development on at least four Lego Movie spinoffs and sequels. The first of those in line for release, The Lego Batman Movie, inspired by Batman’s cameo in Lego Movie, launched its teaser trailer this morning:
Will Arnett voices the Dark Knight, with Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, and Mariah Carey as Gotham’s mayor.
The Lego Movie animation director Chris McKay will make his feature directorial debut on Batman, though he’s no directing novice, having directed multiple seasons of stop motion TV shows like Robot Chicken and Moral Orel. McKay explained the film’s setup, written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), to USA Today: “Batman is an island onto himself, the only thing he doesn’t have is relationships. We’re making About a Boy as directed by Michael Mann.”