LEGO BATMAN To Ask 'Can Batman Be Happy?' ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS Film Gets Director, Non-Descript New Title

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Lego Movie poster
Lego Movie poster

LEGO BATMAN Will Try to Lighten Up The Dark Knight

Batman is returning to the big screen - and in more than just Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. 2017 will bring The Lego Batman Movie, with Will Arnett reprising his role as the voice of the Dark Knight - and taking the character on a new spin.

“No spoilers,” said co-writer/co-director Phil Lord to MTV. “But I will say I think the movie is really exciting because it’s about ‘Can Batman be happy?’”

Lord, who was appearing on the red carpet for the National Board of Review Awards alongside Arnett and co-director/co-writer Chris Miller, explains that it'll deal with the adult Bruce Wayne living a lavish lifestyle while also carrying around the sadness of his parents murder.

"‘Wah, I’m so rich and handsome, and women like me, and I’ve got a Maclaren,’” MTV quotes Lord, mimicking the Dark Knight. “‘Something about my parents!’”

Back in November, Arnett told Empire that the 2017 film would acknowledge "every era of Batman filmmaking," saying that "there is so much to play with there."

Zombies vs. Robots #1 cover by Ashley Wood
Zombies vs. Robots #1 cover by Ashley Wood
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ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS Film Gets New Name & Name Director

Variety reports that Sony's adaptation of Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood's Zombies vs. Robots comic series has a director. The film, which is under the roof of Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes, has hired Andrew Robinson (Shrek, Chronicles of Narnia). In addition, the adaptation has been retitled as Inherit The Earth.

The original comics feature a young girl who comes under the protection of a group of robots in the midst of a zombie plague that has left the girl the last surviving human on Earth.

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