Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new, extended television spot for The LEGO Batman Movie, and it starts with The Joker getting upset when The Dark Knight won't acknowledge that he's his archnemsis. ""There is no us," Batman says, which brings tears to Joker's beady eyes. "Never will be."
After seeing Batman's lonely existence and trying to get along with his new, bubbly sidekick, Joker reappears, crashing Gotham City event. "I'm back!" he exclaims. "Introducing the the worst villains in the history of the universe: The Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin, Gentleman Ghost, Calendar Man, and The Condiment King."
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.
Will Arnett reprises his starring role from The LEGO Movie as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (Muppets Most Wanted, the Hangover films) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s Arrested Development) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s Daredevil) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the Harry Potter films) as Alfred.
The LEGO Batman Movie is directed by Chris McKay and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee, who worked together on The LEGO Movie. It is written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, with additional screenplay material by Jared Stern & John Whittington, based on LEGO Construction Toys. Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton and Will Allegra serve as executive producers.
The LEGO Batman Movie will open in theaters on February 10, 2017.