The Lego Batman Movie (stylized as The LEGO Batman Movie) is an upcoming 2017 American 3D computer-animated action-comedy superhero film, directed by Chris McKay, produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and written bySeth 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 features the voices of Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, and Mariah Carey. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 10, 2017 through Warner Bros. Pictures.
Batman goes on a personal journey to find himself and learn the importance of teamwork in hopes to save Gotham City from The Joker’s hostile takeover.
Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne / Batman
Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth
Michael Cera as Dick Grayson / Robin
Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon / Batgirl
Zach Galifianakis as The Joker
Mariah Carey as the Mayor of Gotham City
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. 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. On July 16, 2015, THR 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. On August 12, 2015, it was revealed that Zach Galifianakis would be voicing The Joker in the film. On October 16, 2015, Rosario Dawsonsigned on to voice the role of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon who later becomes Batgirl. On November 3, 2015, Ralph Fiennes was cast in the film to voice the character Alfred Pennyworth. On November 9, 2015, Deadlinefirst 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.
The film is set for a February 10, 2017 release.