'Batman v Superman' star appears for a split second in the new trailer
A new trailer for The Lego Batman Movie has been released, and it features an unexpected split-second cameo from Ben Affleck’s caped crusader. Scroll down to watch.
Will Arnett provides the voice of Batman in the forthcoming computer animation, reprising his popular role from The Lego Movie. He leads an impressive voice cast that also includes Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Batman’s butler Alfred Pennyworth, Zach Galifianakis as the Joker and Mariah Carey as Commissioner Gordon.
Chris McKay, who served as animation supervisor on The Lego Movie, is directing the spin-off, with The Lego Movie writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on board as producers. The spin-off’s script was written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dark Shadows).
The Lego Batman Movie, the first of three Lego-based films on the release slates, is set to open in cinemas on February 10, 2017. It will be followed by Ninjago, a Ninja-themed spin-off which will arrive on September 22, 2017, and then The Lego Movie Sequel, which is due on May 8, 2018.
Released in 2014, The Lego Movie was a surprise smash for Warner Bros, raking in more than $468million (£301million) at the box office worldwide. Tegan and Sara performed their hit song from the film, ‘Everything Is Awesome!!!’, at the Academy Awards in 2015.