Following the success of The LEGO Movie (with Batman in a starring role), director Chris McKay wisely decided the caped crusader deserved his very own block-buster.
The LEGO Batman Movie follows the Dark Knight (once again voiced by Will Arnett) on a quest to find his place in a world where being a superhero is predominantly a solo endeavour.
LEGO Batman begins (ha!) with our hero pitched against every villain he has ever faced. The Joker ((Zach Galifianakis) believes he’s Batman’s greatest nemesis and is suitably miffed when Bruce Wayne disagrees, leading him to round up some big bads to support his cause. If taking on this much of a threat to Gotham sounds like a lot to handle for old Bats, he does have a bit of help – Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) is around to lift logs and lend a hand, as is Batman’s newly-adopted son, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), and the city’s new Police Commissioner (Rosario Dawson).
A fun addition to the DC Universe that’s packed with Bat film and TV in-jokes, digs at more recent entries to the DCCU, and more catchy tunes in lieu of ‘Everything Is Awesome’.
We have a chat with director Chris McKay here.
Release Date: 28 June 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray 3D 4K
Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson
DVD & BD
- One Brick at a Time: Making the LEGO Batman Movie
- Director and Crew Commentary
- Original Animation Shorts:
– Dark Hoser
– Batman is Just Not That Into You
– Cooking with Alfred
– Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?
- The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short
- Deleted Scenes
JB HI-FI EXCLUSIVE
- Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook