Washington: Warner Brothers is working on a 'Lego Batman' spinoff, with an eye on a 2017 release, it has been reported.
Reportedly, Chris McKay, the animation supervisor on Lego Movie, was initially set to direct that project's sequel. However, the movie was being pushed back and so McKay would now helm the Lego Batman movie, which is being written by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith.
Batman was one of the highlights of The Lego Movie, stealing every scene he was in. With Will Arnett taking Christian Bale's gravely voice to an extreme degree, the character was arrogant, dark, sarcastic and just too-cool-for-this-adventure.
Lego Batman already heads a very popular franchise. There have been at least three video games as well as a straight-to-video Lego Batman: The Movie; DC Super Heroes Unite, where Troy Baker provided the voice for the Dark Knight.