Last year's "The Lego Movie" wasn't just a total masterpiece and a box office smash – it was also the inadvertent beginning to an entire building blocks-based franchise. There's the "Ninjago" movie opening in the fall of 2016 and, at some point, a proper sequel to "The Lego Movie." But maybe the most exciting film in this crop is "The Lego Batman Movie," starring everyone's favorite moody Dark Knight (a breakout character from "The Lego Movie") that already has a prime May 26th, 2017 release date. MTV News caught up with "Lego Movie" directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord and Batman voice actor Will Arnett at the National Board of Review gala, and asked where, exactly, the film was.



When MTV reporter (and "Top Five" co-star) Josh Horowitz asked the team if different eras of Batman would be incorporated into the new film, Lord shot back after hesitating briefly. "No spoilers... But I will say I think the movie is really exciting because it's about 'Can Batman be happy?'"



Both filmmakers and Arnett also chimed in that the action set pieces are genuinely dazzling. "The first bit that I've seen was mind-boggling," Arnett interjected. (For the record, Lord and Miller are only producing, with "Lego Movie" animation supervisor Chris McKay directing from a script by "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" writer Seth Grahame-Smith.) Watch the video below and prepare to get really, really excited.



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