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Report: The Lego Movie's Batman Getting His Own Spinoff Movie

by Mike Futter on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM

One of The Lego Movie’s most amusing characters is getting his own spinoff. Will Arnett will be reprising his role as the caped crusader for a Lego Batman film likely due in 2017.

Hollywood Reporter indicates that Chris McKay, who was the animation director on The Lego Movie, is handling Lego Batman. Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is writing the screenplay.

The plot and whether this will be an extension of the Batman character seen in The Lego Movie have yet to be discussed. For more on The Lego Movie, check out our review of the game. A third Lego Batman game subtitled Beyond Gotham is due out on November 11 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, and PC.