Yes, a LEGO Batman movie is happening

Another video game is making its way to the big screen, but it’s okay to get excited about this one. Lego Batman is hitting cinemas in 2017, confirms Warner Bros, with Will Arnett reprising the role he played in last year’s Lego Movie.

While Arnett has never appeared in the video game series (that role’s gone to Troy Baker), the Arrested Development actor stole the show when the character made it to the big screen, so this announcement is set to delight fans across the world.

The script for Lego Batman should also be a doozy – it’s penned by Seth Grahame-Smith, who’s previously lent his talents to NYT best-selling novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and who is reportedly working on a sequel to 1988’s Beetlejuice.

WB is fast-tracking the film project, announcing that the sequel to the Lego Movie has been pushed back to some time “after 2017”, and possibly lining Batman up to take its place.

Believe it or not, there’s actually another Lego-inspired movie hitting screens before Batman – Ninjago is set to open September 23, 2016, based on the popular figures.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham hits PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Vita, Wii U, 3DS, iOS and Windows PC from November 11.

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