WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART
Emmet, Lucy, Batman, MetalBeard, Unikitty and Benny (SPACESHIP!) are back in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part to once again save their world from the plans of Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi. The film features the returning voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Allison Brie and Charlie Day as well as new additions like Tiffany Haddis and Stephanie Beatriz. With the success that first film was, I was happy to take my daughter and niece to the theater to check out this sequel. During one of the early scenes of the film, something interesting caught my attention.
Arnett’s Batman is talking about his popularity and how he has nine films and that he has three in development. Being a Batman fan myself this immediately raised an eyebrow, as far as I know, there is only one Batman film in development and that’s Matt Reeve’s Batman film that we recently got a release date for. Could they have been hinting they the Studios have been planning a trilogy with Reeves? I know that there is a Batgirl film that has been talked about but I doubt that they would be including films that feature other Bat-family characters as the lead. Also, I don’t think they would be including animated films, unless they are teasing a sequel to Lego Batman?
Or this could just be a big joke to cruelly tease Batman fans that there are more Batman films in the works because as we know The Lego Movie franchise has a very broad sense of humor when it comes to the characters that their figures represent. It happened very quickly so I can see how some people could have missed it. Also, it does not help that the film did not do well in theaters this past weekend only bringing in $35 million of the $50 million it had been forecast to make. This is about half of what the first film made in 2014 at $69 million.
What do you think of this Batman tease? Just a joke or could there be something there? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is now playing in theaters everywhere.