LEGO Batman is getting ready to take the spotlight in his own spinoff to the surprise hit The LEGO Movie. Will Arnett returns to voice Bruce Wayne in The LEGO Batman Movie, which will finally explore the question of why Batman is always so cranky.
"What came out of The LEGO Movie was the idea of, Batman's the Dark Knight, so why is he so moody? What's going on? Why is he so banged up? And wouldn't it be fun to get in there and explore that?" Arnett tells Entertainment Weekly. "[Exploring Batman's moodiness] was always the intention, but as you record a few sessions and you get on these tangents, you end up taking the entire story down a road that wasn't necessarily the intended road. It can totally drastically change the narrative just through goofing around.
"Sometimes what's funny is when Batman is at odds emotionally with what we think we know about him in our version," says Arnett. "We have moments where we make him a little bit insecure, and moments where you make him weirdly confident in ways he doesn't necessarily deserve to be."
Of course, Batman will be battling more than just his inner demons in The LEGO Batman Movie. Warner Bros. has cast Zach Galifianakis as the Caped Crusader's archenemy, The Joker.
"Zach and I had a really fun session a little while back," says Arnett. "I've known Zach forever. The dynamic we landed on for Batman and the Joker that really works for us, I would describe as… refreshing. It's a little bit surprising. It's not what people are accustomed to with regards to these two characters."
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