Shanlian On Batman caught up with Chris McKay, director of The Lego Batman Movie, and talked to him about the film, as well as the recently announced Nightwing solo project.
McKay on The Lego Batman Movie:
“There were a bunch of different hoops we had to go through with our relationship with Warner Bros., our relationship with LEGO and so we had to pitch. Obviously, everyone wanted to do LEGO 2…. The critics liked [The LEGO Movie], audiences liked it […] then we started talking about sequels and obviously everyone wanted to do LEGO 2. LEGO Batman was brought up by the then-president of Warner Bros., Greg Silverman, and he was like, ‘We gotta do [a LEGO Batman Movie]. LEGO Batman was such a breakout character, we have to do it.’”
He then briefly commented on the upcoming Nightwing film.
“There’s not much I can talk about about the movie. I don’t even have a contract. Anything can happen.”
Additionally, the director revealed that he believes Warner Bros. can make a “really interesting, intriguing, action-packed character movie [about Nightwing]”.
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