Report: LEGO BATMAN Theatrical Film Being Fast-Tracked for 2017

Batman in Lego: The Movie
Batman in Lego: The Movie
Credit: Warner Bros.

2014's The Lego Movie defied critics and excited fans, and a big part of its success was the scene-stealing voice performance of Will Arnett as Batman. Now Warner Bros. is working on a big-screen Lego Batman spinoff, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

THR’s Borys Kit says that WB is "fast-tracking" the movie for 2017 with Arnett reprising his role, and that it will be directed by Chris McKay – the animation supervisor of the original The Lego Movie, who was previously announced as directing that movie’s sequel.

This Batman spinoff movie will reportedly be written by Seth Grahame-Smith, a scribe who has written several of Tim Burton’s recent projects including Dark Shadows and the Burton-produced Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Fans of Batman and/or Lego would be quick to point out, however, that there’s already been a Batman Lego movie – 2013’s Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite, which as a direct-to-video release based on the three hit Lego Batman video games.

Warner Bros. reportedly declined to comment on THR's report.

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