Though it continues to baffle Michael K. Williams, LEGO’s assimilation of nearly every pop culture property has made the ubiquitous plastic bricks a cornerstone in the youth zeitgeist. From Star Wars to Lord of the Rings to the Avengers and the Justice League, LEGO is playing pop and lock with countless characters. Of course, the brand transcended real-world playsets and mini-figs long ago, having made the leap to a wildly successful line of video games and animated shorts.
One of the most popular iterations is LEGO Batman, a series that serves as a gateway to the larger DCU. Now, LEGO is taking the slapstick comedy from game consoles to the home theater with LEGO Batman the Movie: DC Super Heroes United.
Aimed at a younger demo than the typical fair from Warner’s DC Animation, LEGO Batman the Movie might be the spiritual successor to the Adam West and Burt Ward era. It’s silly, it’s colorful and it’s rife with the kind of in jokes celebrated in Cartoon Network’s irreverent shorts. We think it’s going to be a hit with the kiddos. And longtime fans, perhaps even a lot of you parents, will be thrilled to see the return of Clancy Brown in his role as Lex Luthor. Plus, a giant Joker mech made out of LEGOS? This could be fun.
Look for LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes United early next year.