The Lego Batman Movie

For movie with crossovers, see Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite.
The Lego Batman Movie

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Chris McKay
Produced by
Written by Seth Grahame-Smith
Based on Batman
by Bob Kane & Bill Finger
Music by Lorne Balfe[1]
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • February 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
Country United States
Language English

The Lego Batman Movie is an upcoming 2017 American-Danish 3D computer-animated action-comedy superhero film and produced by Warner Animation Group. It will be directed by Chris McKay, produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and written by Seth Grahame-Smith. It is a spin-off of the 2014 film The Lego Movie, focusing on the DC Comics character Batman, set in the same universe as the previous film. It stars the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 10, 2017 by Warner Bros. in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D.


Batman goes on a personal journey to find himself and learn the importance of teamwork and friendship in hopes to save Gotham City from The Joker's hostile takeover.[2]



On October 10, 2014, it was announced that Will Arnett was set to reprise his role in a Lego Batman spin-off film, which Chris McKay would direct for a 2017 release.[11] On October 30, it was announced that Australia-based animation studio Animal Logic was in talks to produce the next three Lego films, the deal was not finalized at the time and the New South Wales government would make financial contributions to all the films.[12] On July 16, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Arnett's Arrested Development co-star Michael Cera was set to voice Robin, while Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were announced as producers.[4] On August 12, 2015, it was revealed that Zach Galifianakis would be voicing The Joker in the film.[3] On October 16, 2015, Rosario Dawson signed on to voice the role of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon who later becomes Batgirl.[5] On November 3, 2015, Ralph Fiennes was cast in the film to voice the character Alfred Pennyworth.[6] On November 9, 2015, Deadline first reported that Mariah Carey would voice the character Commissioner Gordon, which was later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter to be false and that she would instead voice the as-yet-unnamed Mayor of Gotham City.[7][13] In July 2016, it was revealed Jenny Slate would be voicing Harley Quinn in the movie.[14] On Nov. 30, 2016, director McKay confirmed that Billy Dee Williams would reprise his Batman role to voice Two-Face.[15]


The Lego Batman Movie is scheduled for a February 10, 2017 release.[16] The film will get an IMAX release.[17]


The first teaser trailer for The Lego Batman Movie was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on March 24, 2016, and features the song "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa.[18][19] It was attached to showings of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in theatres. A second teaser trailer was released on March 28, 2016, and features references to all live action iterations of Batman, from the 1960's Batman TV series to Batman v Superman. A third trailer was released on July 23, 2016.[20] A fourth trailer was released on November 4, 2016.[21][22]


  1. "Lorne Balfe to Score 'The Lego Batman Movie'". Film Music Reporter. Film Music Reporter. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. "The LEGO Batman Movie". Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  3. 1 2 Kit, Borys (August 12, 2015). "'Lego Batman' Movie Finds Its Joker (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  4. 1 2 Kit, Borys (July 16, 2015). "Michael Cera to Voice Robin in 'Lego Batman' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  5. 1 2 Kit, Borys (October 16, 2015). "'Lego Batman' Finds Its Batgirl (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  6. 1 2 McNary, Dave (November 3, 2015). "'Lego Batman' Casts Ralph Fiennes as Alfred". Variety. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  7. 1 2 Galuppo, Mia (November 9, 2015). "Mariah Carey Joins 'The Lego Batman Movie'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  8. Brick Heroes: Sets of Lego Batman
  9. Animation's secret weapon: The 'Secret Life of Pets' voice all-star Jenny Slate
  10. Chris McKay on Twitter
  11. Kit, Borys (October 10, 2014). "'Lego Batman' Spinoff Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  12. Frater, Patrick (October 30, 2014). "Australia's Animal Logic Poised to Produce Next Three 'Lego' Movies". Variety. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  13. Fleming Jr, Mike (November 9, 2015). "Mariah Carey Playing Commissioner Gordon In 'The Lego Batman Movie'". Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  14. Animation's secret weapon: The 'Secret Life of Pets' voice all-star Jenny Slate
  15. Chris McKay on Twitter
  16. Kit, Borys (April 20, 2015). "'The Lego Batman Movie' Gets Release Date". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  17. "IMAX and Warner Bros. Extend Deal to Include 12 More Films". October 19, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  18. The LEGO Batman Movie - Batcave Teaser Trailer [HD] on YouTube
  19. Snetiker, Marc (March 24, 2016). "The Lego Batman Movie trailer drops the mic (and reheats some leftovers)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  20. The LEGO Batman Movie - Wayne Manor Teaser Trailer [HD] on YouTube
  21. "THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Trailer 1 - 3 (2017)" on YouTube
  22. Dave McNary (7 November 2016). "'Wonder Woman' Dominates Social Media Buzz, Thanks to Trailer". Retrieved 8 November 2016. after releasing a new trailer on Nov. 4.

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