Michael Cera has signed on to voice the caped crusader’s sidekick in the upcoming The LEGO Movie spinoff, LEGO Batman, EW has confirmed with Cera’s rep.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Will Arnett will return to voice his scene-stealing LEGO Batman. Chris McKay, who served as animation supervisor on the first film, which came out last February, will direct from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith. The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will stay on the project as producers along with Dan Lin, who also produced the first time around.
While Lord and Miller have relinquished directorial control over LEGO, they’ll be keeping busy with another franchise. Last week, Lucasfilm announced that the duo is attached to direct the Star Wars spinoff about a young Han Solo.
Everything is awesome for LEGO Movie lovers: Following the massive success of the computer-animated, toy-inspired comedy, Warner Bros. has announced not just one, but three follow-up films. In addition to the Batman spinoff, fans of the franchise have a sequel to look forward to in 2018, as well as the ninja-themed Ninjago movie in the fall of 2017.
LEGO Batman is scheduled to hit theaters in February 2017.