The LEGO Batman Movie was a decent-sized success when it came out back in 2017. Compared to it’s LEGO franchise predecessor, 2014’s The LEGO Movie, not so much, but we did presume the film made enough cash at the box office to warrant a sequel – $312 million off an $80 million budget.
Surprisingly, though, there’s not been a whisper of it, but LEGO Batman director Chris McKay has confirmed to a fan on Twitter this week that he’s working on a follow up movie “right now”…
The LEGO Batman Movie was incredibly frenetic, and stayed fairly close to the spirit of McKay’s work at Adult Swim. Not everyone was a fan of that style, but we thoroughly enjoyed it, so it’s great news to hear that a second film is in the works.
Presumably, if the sequel goes ahead, we can expect all the main voice cast to return, including Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, Michael Cera as Dick Grayson/Robin, Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred and Jenny Slate as Harley Quinn.
Arnett’s Batman will of course return to the big screen in the new year, as The LEGO Movie 2 will arrive in cinemas on 8th February, 2019.