In hugely shocking news, a popular, marketable character from a smash hit film is being spun off into his own movie. Yep, it’s just another day in Hollywood, but still, this is pretty big news.
THR reports that Warner Bros. has put “Lego Batman” on the fast track. It will be a spinoff from the massive hit “The Lego Movie,” and finds Will Arnett reprising his role as the self-centered, sarcastic hero who always seems a little too good for whatever situation he finds himself in. His character was a lot of fun in the Christopher Miller and Phil Lord-directed film, and giving him his own sandbox to play in is an idea with rich potential if done right.
But what about “The Lego Movie” sequel, which, at one time, was set for a 2017 release? It’s been pushed back, with director Chris McKay now turning attention his attention to this project. No reason has been given for the delay, but we’d presume Chris Pratt‘s increasingly busy schedule might be one. WB’s current fixation on their DC universe could be another.
Either way, a Lego something is coming in the near future, so you’ll get your fix of animated moving blocks either way.