While we’re all waiting to rush out and see what kind of shenanigans Will Arnett’s LEGO Batman has gotten himself into this weekend, Warner Bros. is looking to what comes next for their unexpected, surprisingly exciting LEGO universe, The LEGO Ninjago Movie. The complete and total success of The LEGO Movie was a complete surprise, and by being such a hit, pretty much turned around most opinions about future LEGO movies, starting with Ninjago.
When it was announced that WB would move forward with a Ninjago focused movie, rather than put the attention towards the sequel to the original LEGO movie, there’s no doubt it shook a few heads. But now after the following trailer, it’s easy to see why that’s the case. Sure, getting the gang back together from the original The LEGO Movie would be a total blast, but WB has done a great job expanding this universe by balancing nerdy humor that catches the ears of both kids and adults and big, fun action. So far, (from what I’ve heard about The LEGO Batman Movie), both installments in this irregular universe have done so, which is a great sign for this next ninja slicing adventure.
As soon as I get the chance to do so, I’ll be headed out to check out The LEGO Batman Movie. And although I’m not a fan of the Ninjago brand, as many kids are, I’m willing to give this spinoff a chance because of the LEGO track record.
Give a look at the newly released trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Are you a Ninjago fan? Do you like these spinoffs or would you rather see The LEGO Movie sequel? If not a fan, did the trailer get you interested? The LEGO Ninjago Movie is released on September 22nd, 2017 and stars the voices of Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Michael Pena, Olivia Munn, Jackie Chan, and Fred Armisen.
Ninjago is the story of six young ninjas tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens, struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.