Over the last few years, there’s been a certain rule of thumb with movies based on DC Comics superheroes: A solo Batman film is always going to be better than any other adaptation. After all, The Dark Knight Trilogy is the most beloved run of recent DC films while subsequent filmslike Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad have been incredibly divisive. The trend looks like it will continue next year in an unexpected way with the release of The LEGO Batman Movie.
Sure, the Wonder Woman trailer looks pretty epic, but the latest LEGO Batman preview is epic, fun, hilarious, action-packed, and incredibly inventive. Will Arnett voices the titular character, a lonely vigilante who is beloved by the public but whose only family is his butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes). Thankfully, he’s adopted a young orphan, Robin (Michael Cera), and the new police commissioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) wants the GCPD to team up with Batman. Just in time, too, as his archnemesis The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) has rallied some of his greatest advisories and threatens all of Gotham.
If the movie is even half as entertaining as the trailer indicates (the jokes about Robin’s costume are spot on), this could be one of best movies of 2017 — and certainly one of the best DC films in years. Check out the trailer above, and catch The LEGO Batman Movie in theaters on February 10th.