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WATCH: New ‘LEGO Batman’ Teaser is the Perfect Antidote to ‘Batman v Superman’

Described by director Chris McKay as ‘About a Boy’ as directed by Michael Mann, new teaser trailer honors every era of Batman filmmaking.

Warner Bros. has unveiled a new teaser for the forthcoming LEGO Batman feature featuring Will Arnett as the grizzled and raspy voice of the Caped Crusader.

Described by director Chris McKay as “About a Boy as directed by Michael Mann,” The LEGO Movie spinoff delves into a fundamental question about the character: can Batman ever be happy?

“Batman is an island onto himself, the only thing he doesn’t have is relationships,” McKay explained to USA Today. Batman has few people in his life besides his trusty butler Alfred (voiced by Ralph Fiennes), and he spends much of his time secluded in his Batcave. But everything all changes when he meets Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin (Michael Cera) and Barbara Gordon a.k.a. Batgirl ( Rosario Dawson). Meanwhile, Batman’s nemesis the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) is still out there in the LEGO universe…

In previous interviews, The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who serve as executive producers for this film) revealed that LEGO Batman will honor every era of Batman filmmaking. The trailer certainly reinforces that idea, as each and every Batman film is name-checked at the beginning from the 1989 Batman feature to 2016’s Batman V. Superman.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble -- LEGO Batman -- stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie arrives in theaters on February 10, 2017.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.