Batman and Superman to Appear on the Big Screen - in LEGO Form

Posted by G-Man (39212 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a bit of news that came out yesterday. We didn't get a chance to post it right away and I didn't see a thread in the forums. We've been waiting for some time to see Batman and Superman on the big screen and it's finally going to happen...sort of.

Variety reported that the two heroes will appear only it will be in Lego form.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) will be directing Lego: The Piece of Resistance, a hybrid of live-action and Lego-based animation. The casting process is taking place and Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) will voice the lead character, Emmet, an "ordinary, law-abiding, Lego mini-figure who is mistaken for the most extraordinary MasterBuilder." Emmet gets pulled into a quest to stop an evil tyrant from "gluing the universe together."

Batman will be voiced by Will Arnett and Channing Tatum has been targeted to voice Superman but hasn't committed yet due to his busy schedule. A release date hasn't been announced but imdb has an 'untitled' Lego movie listed for a February 28, 2014 release date.

This may not be an official live-action Justice League movie and it's not clear how much of a role the two heroes will have but at least it's a start.

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#1 Posted by Lvenger (23457 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it's a start at least.

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#2 Posted by Overlander (601 posts) - - Show Bio

This could end up being on par with Better Off Dead.

#3 Posted by KainScion (2992 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome. the game is awesome. so far. havent gotten yet to flash. dammit.

#4 Posted by Dernman (17297 posts) - - Show Bio

heh

#5 Posted by primepower53 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio

hm

#6 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

@primepower53 said:

hm

This

#7 Posted by edtie97 (81 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the game is probably going to be better.

#8 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (3011 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, that's real nice. Hey DC, how about trying to make an ACTUAL LIVE ACTION MOVIE?!?!?!??!!?! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!

#9 Posted by htb106 (1724 posts) - - Show Bio

I've enjoyed the game a lot so hopefully this could be good.

#10 Posted by GR2Blackout (2929 posts) - - Show Bio

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

Yeah, that's real nice. Hey DC, how about trying to make an ACTUAL LIVE ACTION MOVIE?!?!?!??!!?! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!

This.

#11 Posted by dvorak (188 posts) - - Show Bio

@edtie97 said:

I think the game is probably going to be better.

Isn't that kind of what the new LEGO Batman is?

#12 Posted by BlackArmor (6213 posts) - - Show Bio

@primepower53 said:

hm

#13 Posted by sethysquare (3964 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

Well it's a start at least.

yup i agree

#14 Edited by yo_yo_fun (654 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, sounds kind of cute...

Well, have to start somewhere, right?..

#15 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok

#16 Posted by Kiltro95 (306 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay?

#17 Posted by noj (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

So the guy in the $6300 suit is going to play Batman COME ON!!!

#18 Posted by nappystr8 (1291 posts) - - Show Bio

This sounds pretty cool. Wonder if we'll get Marvel and Star Wars characters as well.

#19 Posted by odysseyuwrf (105 posts) - - Show Bio

@noj said:

So the guy in the $6300 suit is going to play Batman COME ON!!!

Best...comment...EVER!

#20 Posted by lifeboy (1717 posts) - - Show Bio
I will check it out. Hope it has the justice league in it.
#21 Posted by Jazon (20 posts) - - Show Bio

bring the animated batman: the brave and the bold to the big screen!

#22 Posted by NightFang (10850 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

@Lvenger said:

Well it's a start at least.

Yup, I agree.

Indeed.

#23 Edited by The Lobster (1698 posts) - - Show Bio

This could work. It's better than ignoring all continuity by doing a live action Batman vs Superman film without Bale or Cavill.

#24 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10418 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know about a Lego movie, but I am excited to see Superman and Batman together on the Big Screen

#25 Posted by sithfrog (975 posts) - - Show Bio

If they put Star Wars or Marvel Lego characters in it too, could be the only chance we'd ever get at some amazing crossover action. Iron Man + Harry Potter + Darth Vader + Jack Sparrow + Indiana Jones + Bats & Supes? That could be interesting.

#26 Posted by KidSupreme (848 posts) - - Show Bio

I love batman Lego i'm sure Batman and Superman lego will also rock :D

#27 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (14379 posts) - - Show Bio

The game was fun. So I'm looking forward to this.

#28 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice! Looks like this Batman's using the Incorporated suit. Love it.

#29 Posted by sethysquare (3964 posts) - - Show Bio

Im surprised though. I'm not sure how they'll pull of a CGI cum live action movie. I know they did it with Smurfs but not sure how legos could translate on screen. Nevertheless Im still excited.

#30 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

...Screw you, WB.

#31 Posted by sinestro_GL (3530 posts) - - Show Bio

Baby steps.

As long as we're making progress, I'm all for it!

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