At long last, Batman and Superman are finally joining together on the big-screen — but it’s not the beginning of that “Justice League” movie you’ve all been hoping for.
Instead, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel will make their Best On-Screen Duo-eligible debut together in “Lego: The Piece of Resistance,” the upcoming Warner Bros. animated movie directed by “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and “21 Jump Street” filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Better still are the actors on board to lend their voices to Batman and Superman: “Arrested Development” favorite Will Arnett and 2012’s golden boy himself, Channing Tatum, respectively.
Arnett is locked and loaded for the role, while Tatum’s commitment is contingent on his schedule. Also on board the film is “Parks & Recreation” comedian Chris Pratt as lead character Emmet, described by Variety as “an ordinary, law-abiding, rules-following, perfectly average Lego mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary MasterBuilder. He’s drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.”
It’s still not clear how Bats and Supes factor into the story, but one imagines that they’ll be part of the “fellowship of strangers” helping Emmet along the way. I can only hope that means the rest of the group will be filled out by fellow Justice Leaguers.
“Lego: The Piece of Resistance” is scheduled for release on February 28, 2014.
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