Who wants to go into the sun with [the hero that Gotham deserves]?
March 26, 2016 1:52 PM   Subscribe

 
It's the Batman movie we deserve, and the one we need right now.
posted by JHarris at 1:57 PM on March 26, 2016 [45 favorites]


Batman: Reconstructed
posted by johnnydummkopf at 2:02 PM on March 26, 2016 [6 favorites]


THe other trailer, that ran before BvS, was also great and doesn't appear to be online anywhere!
posted by taterpie at 2:03 PM on March 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


DARKNESS

NO PARENTS

CONTINUED DARKNESS

MORE DARKNESS

GET IT?

THE OPPOSITE OF LIGHT!!!

BLACK HOLE

CURTAINS DRAWN

IN THE BASEMENT

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

BLACKED OUT WINDOWS

BLACK SUIT

BLACK COFFEE

You get it that's just the first verse!

DARKNESS

NO PARENTS

SUPER RICH

KINDA MAKES IT BETTER!!!!!
posted by memebake at 2:05 PM on March 26, 2016 [34 favorites]


obligatory
posted by sidesh0w at 2:16 PM on March 26, 2016 [6 favorites]


I pictured BoJack Horseman finally getting meaningful work doing voice acting in Hollywoo and my enjoyment went way up.
posted by peeedro at 2:16 PM on March 26, 2016 [32 favorites]


First try!
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 2:20 PM on March 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


I am so much more excited about this than I have been about any other superhero movie lately.
posted by quaking fajita at 2:21 PM on March 26, 2016 [12 favorites]


can't Superman finally just kill Batman with a single slap and be done with it?
posted by philip-random at 2:21 PM on March 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Wait, what, this is real? Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, uncaring universe!
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 2:25 PM on March 26, 2016 [7 favorites]




I loved The Lego Movie, but it seems the writers and directors have changed for this one. Fingers crossed!
posted by zardoz at 2:40 PM on March 26, 2016


I am happy that Nacho Batman is finally getting his own movie!
posted by ursus_comiter at 3:01 PM on March 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


This could be the best Batman film for literally fifty years.
posted by qntm at 3:06 PM on March 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


Only if it features Bat-Shark Repellant.
posted by beerperson at 3:10 PM on March 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


The only bad thing is that if the movie is a success then the fracking corporate execs will create The Lego Superman Movie, Lego Wonderwoman, Lego Flash and Lego Daredevil, increasingly badly, until they make us all sick of that genre as well.
posted by AGameOfMoans at 3:24 PM on March 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Most of you won't remember this, but in the early days of film there was only one movie industry, instead of the parallel Regular and Lego Hollywoods we all know and love
posted by theodolite at 3:34 PM on March 26, 2016 [69 favorites]


I would watch that take on Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
posted by beerperson at 3:39 PM on March 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


I am so much more excited about this than I have been about any other superhero movie lately thing, ever.

Fixed that for me.
posted by FelliniBlank at 3:50 PM on March 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Most of you won't remember this, but in the early days of film there was only one movie industry, instead of the parallel Regular and Lego Hollywoods we all know and love

Well, I think we can see just who never saw LEGO™ Citizen Kane or LEGO™ Battleship Potemkin.

(That little LEGO™ baby carriage careening down those LEGO™ steps...so amazing!)
posted by Guy Smiley at 4:05 PM on March 26, 2016 [19 favorites]


There was a parody history of superhero movies posted a while back that covered the next twenty years. As I recall, DC abandoned grimdark movies in favor of an all-Lego lineup and Robert Downey sold his soul to Disney, who used it as grist to fuel CGI versions of him in movies for perpetuity.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:09 PM on March 26, 2016


THE ABRIDGED HISTORY OF DISNEY, 2015–2040 AD. (MeFi post):
DC Comics announces its plan to quadruple down on the Lego and superhero mash-up strategy with the announcements of The Lego Superman Movie (2020), The Lego Joker Movie (also 2020), The Lego Flash Movie (2021), and The Lego Green Lantern Movie (2022).

While the studio wouldn't confirm the rumors of The Lego Justice League Movie, it's widely believed that the five Lego superhero films are leading to an Avengers-like team flick. Perhaps that one will star a female Lego lead.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 4:23 PM on March 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


well, I for one am all for more of the highlight of what was already an outstanding movie, so
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:04 PM on March 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Bat milk?
posted by furtive at 5:06 PM on March 26, 2016




I kind of wish that bait & switch advertising were a thing, because I'd kind of like it if Batman V. Superman had the trailers and stuff it did now, but none of that was actually in the movie because the film's actually about a mock trial held at the Justice League HQ over a civil disagreement between the two.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 5:32 PM on March 26, 2016 [17 favorites]


I like to think Batman would win the argument, but Superman would learn a little something that day, too.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 5:33 PM on March 26, 2016 [9 favorites]


About friendship.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 5:33 PM on March 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


OMG, that was just what I needed today. We had my wife quote Lego!Batman in our wedding ceremony; I just shared this with her and her girlfriend. SQUEEEEEEEEE.
posted by joycehealy at 5:35 PM on March 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


The LEGO superhero games are quite good—LEGO Avengers has some really deep cuts and one mission has you finding a Captain-America-garbed cat for Black Panther.

Wil Arnett's Batman was such a pleasant surprise in the LEGO Movie. Glad that they're exploring him a bit more but I do wonder if they can maintain a movie's worth of material. Perhaps he'll steal from the Millennium Falcon crew again.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 5:40 PM on March 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Well, this looks better than Batman v Superman, at least.
posted by SansPoint at 5:41 PM on March 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Rev. Syung Myung Me: "because the film's actually about a mock trial held at the Justice League HQ"

Law & Order: Super Victims Unit

i would watch this
posted by schmod at 5:46 PM on March 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


Nice Lego trailer.... It kinda seems to be attempting with some success to mirror the tone of this AWESOME iteration of Batman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qatmJtIJAPw
posted by rumbles at 5:59 PM on March 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


I opened up this post thinking...

Gob? Batman?

I watched trailer. Yes! Gob! Batman!
posted by njohnson23 at 6:33 PM on March 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Did they seriously cast the voice of Siri in this?!?
posted by divabat at 6:52 PM on March 26, 2016


It was actually Stephen Hawking, doing his Siri impression. (He's quite good!)
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:21 PM on March 26, 2016 [6 favorites]


I enjoy the Lego movies but wasn't super excited about a new one but the reviews of BvS and the general "GRIMDAAAAARK BAAAAATMAAAAN" we are currently stuck with mean I kind of have to see it.

I would also accept a Brave and the Bold movie, though. Especially with Aquaman in it.
posted by emjaybee at 8:22 PM on March 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


(There's precedent for Apple OS voices in animated movies, divabat - the evil steering wheel in Wall-E was voiced by the MacInTalk speech synthesizer.)
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:25 PM on March 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


I just got back from Batman v. Superman and so needed to see this. Thank you!
posted by warriorqueen at 8:40 PM on March 26, 2016


From my son, a Flash fan who notices little details like this:
There's a brief period (1:23) when they show the Justice League. But no Flash! Wait, what's that blur? There he is.

This will be the third movie with the Flash. The other two:
The Lego Movie
Batman vs Superman
posted by eye of newt at 9:27 PM on March 26, 2016


The LEGO Movie was so way better than anyone could have hoped it would be, and Batman is a huge part of that. I'm seriously worried though that this will be like any over-long SNL sketch.

Hope I'm wrong.

"I'm Batman"
posted by Windopaene at 10:09 PM on March 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


It was actually Stephen Hawking, doing his Siri impression.

According to the late Ken Campbell, Hawking's speech synthesiser has long had alternate voices, one of which (a Southern Belle called Sadie) he uses for parties. I'm sure that's not true, but I like to imagine it's true, which is the next best thing. Certainly in the back of my mind, whenever he comes up, I think of him as Sadie Hawking.
posted by Grangousier at 2:20 AM on March 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


Guy Smiley: citation needed, because none of these people are Stephen Hawking, and Googling it just gets me Zoolander 2.
posted by divabat at 6:23 AM on March 27, 2016


That last part in the outtakes sounds very Game Grumps-esque
posted by divabat at 6:26 AM on March 27, 2016


I kind of wish that bait & switch advertising were a thing, because I'd kind of like it if Batman V. Superman had the trailers and stuff it did now, but none of that was actually in the movie because the film's actually about a mock trial held at the Justice League HQ over a civil disagreement between the two.

My son and I had discussed making a lego Batman V. Superman where it was along the lines of My Dinner with Andre, where lego journalist Clark Kent goes to a restaurant to interview lego industrialist Bruce Wayne, and they end up having this deep discussion about life and their alter-egos. Wayne is telling Kent about these amazing adventures he has had and how they make it all worthwhile being Batman, while Kent is like, "Gosh, I'm just happy to wake up in the morning, find there's no cockroach floating in the cup of coffee from the previous night, and you know, zap it with my heat vision."

Never got around to it though.
posted by jabah at 6:27 AM on March 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


the film's actually about a mock trial held at the Justice League HQ over a civil disagreement between the two.

Throw in Judge John Hodgman and you've got a deal!
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:16 AM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


I was going to make a comment about how they really needed to get the people who did A Town Called Panic in to make the movie, but then I was distracted by the fact that what they actually did next was the movie of Ernest and Celestine, and now I'm a bit confused.

But they do need to get in the people who made A Town called Panic.
posted by Grangousier at 7:20 AM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


I watched trailer. Yes! Gob! Batman!

I never would have expected Drew Carey's buddy to be a great Batman, either, but here we are.
posted by tobascodagama at 7:32 AM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


My son and I had discussed making a lego Batman V. Superman where it was along the lines of My Dinner with Andre, where lego journalist Clark Kent goes to a restaurant to interview lego industrialist Bruce Wayne, and they end up having this deep discussion about life and their alter-egos.

There's no chance the studios would go for it, but if done right that could make a fun story.

I've long wanted them to adapt issues 682-683, most of which takes place in Batman's mind and Alfred's soliloquies, but that'll never happen either despite being one of the best Batman stories ever.
posted by middleclasstool at 8:54 AM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


I know it's already been linked but - sad Ben Affleck is maybe the saddest/most hilarious thing I've seen in a long time.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:14 PM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


This doesn't bode well for Lego Dune.
posted by juiceCake at 6:27 PM on March 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


I don't care what people say- LEGO™ The Road was just Lego misery porn.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:46 PM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


This doesn't bode well for Lego Dune.

I didn't know i wanted something more than Lego Star Trek until this moment.
posted by emptythought at 11:28 PM on March 27, 2016 [2 favorites]




Ralph Fiennes as Alfred. Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Michael Caine, Michael Gough. That's an Only Connect question waiting to happen.
posted by Grangousier at 10:01 AM on March 28, 2016


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