Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman, unless you can be LEGO Batman; in that case you should always be LEGO Batman. For those of you that haven't heard, today is Batman Day -- one of the most important holidays on the CinemaBlend calendar. With that in mind, a new poster for The LEGO Batman Movie has just hit the web to help all of us commemorate this beautiful day. Check it out below to see for yourself.
That poster for The LEGO Batman Movie just surfaced on the official Twitter account for the upcoming DC comedy. The image in question depicts Will Arnett's Batman diving toward the camera while wielding a Batarang as the sun sets on LEGO Gotham City. Above his head we see the classic "Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman," joke, signaling the fact that The LEGO Batman Movie will very much carry on the tradition of deadpan humor established by The LEGO Movie in 2014.
It's definitely worth noting that we're as excited for The LEGO Batman Movie as we are for Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie -- if not more excited. As far as superhero movies go, The LEGO Batman Movie represents a major breath of fresh air. Not only does it tell a more lighthearted story about a well-known and beloved DC Comics character, but it also seems properly researched. The Bat mythos appears to be very well represented in the upcoming film, and it's clear that the folks behind The LEGO Movie have done their homework to create an actual Batman film that still represents their own comedic sensibilities.
If you need proof of that, then look no further than the trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie. Check it out below to see for yourself:
The balance that The LEGO Batman Movie strikes is perfect. It obviously spoofs the dark and brooding nature of Christian Bale's Nolan-era Batman, but it also maintains a very campy tone that feels ripped straight from Batman '66. It's still very early, but we have a feeling that The LEGO Batman Movie could go on to become one of the best Batman adventures ever committed to film.
CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant details related to the upcoming release of The LEGO Batman Movie as more information becomes available to us. The animated Bat-adventure will blast its way into theaters on February 10, 2017. For now, we only have one thing left to say: happy Batman Day, Bat fans!