This weekend is set to see the historical cinematic battle between two of the most iconic comic-book characters ever, Batman and Superman, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but there's another Dark Knight here to steal the show, in the first The Lego Batman Movie trailer, poster and stills.

Back in 2014, Warner Bros. released the animation The Lego Movie which proved to be a huge hit both critically and commercially - I, personally, adored the film. One of the highlights of the film was, easily, Will Arnett's portrayal of DC's iconic Batman. He was so great that a spin-off film has since been in the works, set to focus an entire film solely on his character.

This evening, Warner Bros. have debuted a short teaser trailer for the forthcoming animation and it's hilarious. The teaser doesn't give anything away about the premise but it re-introduces us to Arnett's Caped Crusader and establishes the tone and humour and action that we can expect from this film; that we came to love so much in The Lego Movie. Some colourful first stills and a teaser poster have also been released; it's great to see a film about Batman that's not so... dark and gritty. 

Here's the film's official synopsis:
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
With Chris McKay at the helm, and starring the voice talents of Will Arnett as Batman, Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, The Lego Batman Movie hits cinemas on February 10th, 2017.

Check out the trailer below:

And here are some first stills:

Finally, check out the poster below:

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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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