First there was "The LEGO Movie," which made $469 million around the world. Next there's "The LEGO Batman Movie," which has charmed critics and opens this Friday, Feb. 10. And soon there will be "The LEGO Ninjago Movie," which just dropped its first trailer in advance of its September release date.
The "Ninjago" trailer sets up something of a Luke/Vader storyline, as Green Ninja Lloyd (voiced by Dave Franco) fights with his fellow ninja warriors against his evil warlord dad, Master Garmadon (Justin Theroux). Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" is put on repeat as father and son battle it out ... sometimes just in passive-aggressive ways like fighting over his name, arguing over how Dad could possibly have ruined Lloyd's life if he was never even there, and Dad only calling his son when he accidentally butt-dials him.
The trailer is suitably action-packed and witty, so hopefully it delivers as well as the previous "LEGO" films:
Here's the synopsis from Warner Bros.:
"In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.
Jackie Chan ("Kung Fu Panda," The Karate Kid") stars as Master Wu; Justin Theroux ("Magamind 2," "The Leftovers") is Garmadon; Dave Franco ("Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising") plays Lloyd; and Olivia Munn ("X-Men: Apocalypse") is Lloyd's mom, Koko. Making up the secret ninja crew, Fred Armisen ("The Jim Gaffigan Show," "SNL") voices Cole; Abbi Jacobson ("Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising") plays Nya; Kumail Nanjiani ("Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates") is Jay; Michael Peña ("Ant-Man," "The Martian") is Kai; and Zach Woods ("Silicon Valley") voices Zane."
"The LEGO Ninjago Movie" arrives in theaters September 22.
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