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Christopher Nolan Was Asked To Give LEGO Batman His Blessing

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Monogamist. Short-tempered. Hangs around in a creepy cave. Rudely vanishes every time a police official turns his or her head. That’s right, Batman can be a bit of a douchebag.
 
And if you were in any confusion over the general crabbiness associated with the cinematic version of playboy Bruce Wayne, you need only look at Will Arnett’s boyfriend Batman from The LEGO Movie, who duly spoofed the character superbly and taking it to new levels of douchery.
 
And now, rather brilliantly, we have news that the makers of The Lego Movie actually asked Dark Knight Trilogy director Christopher Nolan for approval ahead of LEGO-ising the officially licenced’ character, in case he thought it would tarnish his and Bale’s legacy
 
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, producer Dan Lin said, “We approached both Warners and Christopher Nolan. And myself, Chris Miller and Phil Lord, we pitched a different kind of Batman. We said, "You guys have your live-action Batman, we have what we called the Lego Batman. A Batman that's very self-aware. That is, you know, a bit of a jerk at times." As soon as they understood there are different universes, that worked out OK. But that was a big challenge going to all the different rightsholders, saying, "This is how we're going to take your character and Lego-ize it."
 
We’re glad it worked out - he’s the hero LEGO deserves.
 

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