LEGO Batman Movie Poster Is Jam-Packed with DC Heroes & Villains
Last month, Warner Bros. debuted a new trailer for their highly-anticipated animated spin-off The LEGO Batman Movie, as fans get ready for the February 10, 2017 release date. Director Chris McKay, who served as the animation director of the 2014 blockbuster The LEGO Movie and makes his feature directorial debut with this spin-off, revealed that there are also plenty of Easter Eggs that are waiting to be found when the film hits theaters. Today we have a new poster, which offers a new look at Batman (Will Arnett), Batgirl (Rosario Dawson) and Robin (Michael Cera), along with a slew of other DC Comics characters, most of whom have not yet been announced.
iTunes debuted the poster earlier today, which features The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) and Alfred Pennyworth (Ralph Fiennes) directly behind the aforementioned heroes, along with Harley Quinn. If you look up in the sky you can see Lego versions of Superman, Green Lantern and Hawkman, along with The Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Mera and many more. This one-sheet also gives us our first look at a character who was just confirmed yesterday.
Director Chris McKay revealed on Twitter that Billy Dee Williams is voicing Two-Face in the movie. The news came as quite a pleasant surprise to hardcore Batman fans, who remember that Billy Dee Williams played Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman movie. While he never transformed into Two-Face in that movie, the actor had a provision in his contract that reserved the role for him, but the studio changed their minds and bought out the actor's contract, paving the way to cast Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face in 1995's Batman Forever. If you look on the lower right hand side of this poster, you can see the mini-fig version of Two-Face, between Wonder Woman and what looks like John Blake in a tactical police uniform.
Other characters who are present in this one-sheet include Commissioner Gordon, Bane, Martian Manhunter, Scarecrow, Clayface, The Riddler, Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Green Lantern, Hugo Strange and the Mutant Leader from the animated film Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Way back in November 2014, producer Phil Lord and Chris Miller teased that this movie will span every era of Batman filmmaking, while teasing an "Avengers-style universe with these movies. With that being said, it's possible then that The Lego Movie stars Jonah Hill (Green Lantern), Cobie Smulders (Wonder Woman) and Channing Tatum (Superman) may be reprising their superhero roles, but that hasn't been confirmed.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble - LEGO Batman - stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker 's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Take a look at the new poster for The LEGO Batman Movie below.