On February 10, The LEGO Batman Movie will hit theaters and unleash its titular Dark Knight into a brand new adventure that will force him to face most of his greatest foes. But unlike some Batmen, this Caped Crusader fights evil with a song in his heart…it’s just not a very humble song.
Via ComicBook.com, an extended clip from The LEGO Batman Movie features Bruce Wayne’s alter ego making short work of his collective enemies while singing his own praises in the opening theme. Much like the film itself, Batman‘s song features a few callbacks to earlier eras, including the ’60s Batman TV series.
Perhaps because of his overpowering success, LEGO Batman proves to be a bit of an egomaniac in this clip. That said, this is one of the few times that we’ve seen any Batman so thoroughly own the Joker, and it’s almost impossible not to laugh at the casual way that Batman dismissed the Clown Prince of Crime as being less significant than Bane or Superman, two rivals that he actually pays attention to.
Fans have already met this Batman in The LEGO Movie, so everyone should know what to expect from him. The amazing thing is that this film will feature the first completely intentionally hilarious Batman on the big screen in over six decades. Maybe that’s what Batman needs right now. Between Christian Bale’s Dark Knight and Ben Affleck’s somehow even darker knight, Batman fans deserve a reminder that there’s more to this icon than unrelenting darkness. LEGO Batman may be a jerk, but he’s still the hero that LEGO Gotham City deserves.
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