The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay recently described the planned sequel as The Godfather: Part II with the Justice League playing a major role.
Some are bold enough to call The LEGO Batman Movie the best of the Dark Knight’s storied film history. The LEGO movie was also successful financially, earning over $300 million at the box office, but the planned sequel remains unlikely. Director Chris McKay recently explained the status of the sequel to Collider:
“Because LEGO has left Warner Brothers and is now over at Universal, there probably won’t be a LEGO Batman sequel, unfortunately. I am so sorry to say that but I don’t think they’ll be making a LEGO Batman 2.”
The first movie featured Superman and the Justice League but focused on the Caped Crusader’s relationship with Robin. According to Chris McKay, the planned sequel would’ve gone deeper into the relationship between Batman and Justice League, Godfather Part II-style:
“Dan (Harmon) and (Michael) Waldron had done a first draft of the script that was really great. It was truly epic… both from an action standpoint and from a story standpoint. The structure was Godfather Part 2… a story about Batman’s relationship to the Justice League (and Superman) now as well as the formative moments of the Justice League (and Batman’s relationship with Superman) then.”
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Here is the synopsis for the film:
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman (Will Arnett) – 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 (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up
Directed by Chris McKay, the movie stars Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes.
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