CinemaCon is happening over in the States and those attending got to see some exclusive footage introduced by co-directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord, and LEGO Batman himself Will Arnett. Miller spoke to those in attendance with Question “Can Batman be happy?”
Entertainment Weekly attended and gave us some more on the tease footage. LEGO Alfred chastises the caped crusader. “You need to take responsibility for your life,” the butler says. “And it starts by raising your son.”
LEGO Alfred clarifies: “The young orphan you adopted at the gala.”
SMASH CUT TO: A LEGO version of Dick Grayson, voiced by Michael Cera, trotting merrily through the Batcave. And Dick quickly convinces Batman to let him join up in his fight against crime. He slides through Batman’s suit collection, including a “Night Terror,” a “Festive Bat” suit, a “Winged Avenger” suit, and literally dozens of other Bat-suits.
Then Dick stops on one suit, a familiar-looking red-and-green outfit, with a big “R” on the chest. It’s called “Reggae Man.” LEGO Batman explains that it comes from a “Jamaica caper.” Dick grabs the costume, but complains: “The pants are little tight.” So he takes the pants off, leaving only green underwear.
Voila: A new Robin origin story in two minutes, it sounds hilarious. The movie is out in 2017 and the build up is getting better and better 🙂